Road spikes used during police pursuit at Lismore
UPDATE 3.30pm: A MAN has been charged and prohibited drugs seized from an unregistered vehicle following a police pursuit in the state's far north yesterday.
Just after 12pm (Thursday July 25), officers from Richmond Highway Patrol were notified of a Subaru station wagon allegedly driving erratically on Nimbin Road towards Lismore.
When the station wagon refused to pull over on Terania Street, North Lismore, a police pursuit was initiated.
Shortly after, the vehicle came to a stop and officers arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Lismore man.
During a search of the vehicle, police located and seized cannabis to undergo forensic examination.
The man was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with possess prohibited drug, police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly, use uninsured motor vehicle, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, and resist officer in execution of duty.
He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday August 12.
Investigations are continuing.
Original story: A LISMORE man, 19, will front court on a string of offences after he was arrested following a pursuit in Lismore today.
Richmond Highway Patrol Sergeant Matt Linton said at 12.10pm today highway patrol tried to stop a vehicle in North Lismore after they received a driving complaint.
It lasted about seven kilometres and ended on Nimbin Rd near Goolmangar, Sgt Linton said.
The driver was on his provisional license and the car was unregistered.
"We had road spikes set up but the vehicle stopped just short of the road spikes.
"After the vehicle stopped, police attempted to arrest the driver.
"He resisted arrest but eventually was arrested and was removed from the vehicle.
"He was taken for a blood and urine sample and was suspected for driving on drugs."
Police seized cannabis from the driver's vehicle.
He was charged with five different offences.