One Arrested as Police Search for Stolen Toyota and Driver After Pursuit at Grafton

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One Arrested as Police Search for Stolen Toyota and Driver After Pursuit at Grafton

Police are appealing for public assistance after the passenger of a stolen car was charged with drug and weapon offences, following a pursuit in South Grafton on Tuseday.

About 6:10am on Tuesday morning, officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol were conducting random breath tests in South Grafton as part of Operation Safe Arrival when a black Toyota 86 coupe with Queensland registration was seen speeding in a 50km/h zone.

Officers attempted to stop the Toyota, however, the driver allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit commenced. The pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns, after the Toyota reached speeds over 200km/h.

Checks on the registration plates of the car revealed that the Toyota was stolen.

A short time later, officers arrested a 25 year old woman at a service station on the Pacific Highway at South Grafton.

During a search of the woman, police allegedly located four bags containing drugs believed to be β€˜ice’, and a pocket knife. The items were seized and will undergo forensic examinations.

The woman was taken to Grafton Police Station where she was charged with supply indictable quantity of prohibited drugs, possess prohibited drugs, be carried in conveyance, and custody of a knife in a public place.

She was refused bail and is due to appear at Grafton Local Court on Wednesday 28 December 2016.

Police will allege she was the passenger of the Toyota at the time.

Officers investigating the matter are appealing for public assistance to help locate the Toyota, with QLD registration plates 248-WIF and the driver, who has not been further described.

Police are urging anyone who knows the whereabouts of the Toyota or the driver not to approach them, and contact Triple Zero (β€˜000’) immediately.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident can also be made by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.