International rules in play during police pursuit

A MISUNDERSTANDING of Australian road rules is thought to have contributed to a brief police pursuit north of Woolgoolga this morning that almost ended in a road spiking.

A Highway Patrol officer reported to emergency operators that he was in pursuit of a speeding vehicle on the Pacific Hwy, north of Corindi Beach. 

Police trailed a southbound vehicle for approximately 15km after it was clocked driving at 125kmh in a 100kmh on the Dirty Creek Range just after 11am.

The vehicle, with one occupant on board,  refused to pull over for a patrol car that was behind the vehicle with lights and sirens activated.

A Woolgoolga based car crew was tasked to the 80kmh zone of the new Woolgoolga bypass to deploy road spikes if the vehicle had not stopped.

Fortunately for the driver he pulled over for police near Arrawarra and it was quickly realised their nationality may have contributed to the confusion. 

Police continue to monitor known speeding hot spots on the Pacific Hwy, following the conclusion of Operation Safe Arrival. 


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