Fright­en­ing high-speed pur­suit ends in ve­hi­cle crash

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have ap­pealed for help in iden­ti­fy­ing three men in­volved in a dra­matic high-speed high­way chase on Tues­day.

The chase lasted sev­eral hours and ended with one ve­hi­cle in a ditch and an­other dis­ap­pear­ing into the night.

Queens­land Po­lice Me­dia said two ve­hi­cles, a white Mercedes and a black Mazda CX5, were spot­ted in the Bal­lan­dean area, along the New Eng­land High­way, about 3pm, and po­lice at­tempt­ing to in­ter­cept them.

It is al­leged they failed to stop and con­tin­ued to head north­bound, with one or more of the ve­hi­cles al­legedly hit­ting speeds of 170km/h.

A po­lice spokesman said a res­i­dent along Sor­rento Rd, Dalveen, spot­ted a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling at high-speed down the road and, upon fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion, found the Mercedes had crashed.

Po­lice al­lege the driver of the Mercedes jumped into the sec­ond ve­hi­cle to evade po­lice.

It is be­lieved both ve­hi­cles were stolen, with the Mercedes re­ported miss­ing from a Goonellabah prop­erty just be­fore noon on Tues­day.

Rich­mond Po­lice will al­lege a break-in that oc­curred in the Lis­more area ear­lier the same day was also con­nected to the car theft.

Po­lice later at­tended the Jubu­lum Mis­sion at Tab­u­lam, where they re­cov­ered stolen items.

It is un­der­stood the three men are of Abo­rig­i­nal ap­pear­ance.

Po­lice be­lieve the Mazda CX5 trav­elled along Rab­bit Fence Rd, with in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the high-speed high­way in­ci­dent on­go­ing.

■ Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent is urged to con­tact Crime Stop­pers on

1800 333 000.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.