Driver Caught Allegedly Speeding at 196km/h Near Coffs Harbour

Arrested after pursuit

Driver Caught Allegedly Speeding at 196km/h Near Coffs Harbour

A 35 year old man will appear in court today after allegedly being caught travelling at 196km/h in the Mid North Coast NSW.

About 4pm on Friday, a Ford Falcon sedan was observed by police after it was detected travelling on the Pacific Highway, Raleigh, at 196 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

Officers from the Mid North Coast Traffic & Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to stop, and a police pursuit was initiated.

The Ford Falcon eventually stopped in a break down lane near East West Road.

Police spoke to the 35 year old driver from Queensland. 

He was arrested and taken to Macksville Police Station where he was charged with drive manner dangerous, drive motor vehicle during disqualified period, and supply prohibited drug.

His passenger, a 35 year old Queensland man, was charged with two outstanding warrants.

Both men were refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Saturday 4 August 2018).

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