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'Idiot' clocked 210kmh in 80 zone

The driver of this sports car reportedly hit speeds of around 210kmh during a police pursuit from Sandy Beach to Woolgoolga in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The driver of this sports car reportedly hit speeds of around 210kmh during a police pursuit from Sandy Beach to Woolgoolga in the early hours of Saturday morning. Frank Redward

A WOOLGOOLGA man who crashed his car after a high speed police pursuit will soon be facing up to the consequences of his actions.

Police said the 27-year-old man was detected driving his late 1990s turbo-charged Nissan sports car at high speed on the Pacific Highway near Sandy Beach around 2.30 on Saturday morning.

It is believed police initially estimated he was driving at 110kmh in an 80kmh zone.

Police activated their sirens and instigated a pursuit, however, that was called off for safety reasons when the driver hit 210kmh in an 80kmh zone and was recorded doing 180kmh in the 60kmh zone through Woolgoolga.

Highway patrol officers later found the car near the Darlington Park Resort and Caravan Park.

They said it appears he came to grief after failing to negotiate a sweeping bend on Eggins Drive.

They suspect his vehicle careered into a table drain before it crashed into a tree.

Remarkably police arrived to find the man had not been seriously injured.

He was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged under Skye’s Law.

His licence was immediately suspended and his car confiscated.

He will face a raft of charges when he faces Coffs Harbour court on March 14.


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