Australia’s slowest police chase in Mercedes Benz across the Queensland-NSW border
Three men in a black Mercedes film their attempt to escape across state lines in what has been dubbed “Australia’s slowest police chase”.
- “Australia’s Slowest Chase” captured on the M1 motorway
- Ten police cars and a helicopter pursue a Mercedes
- Three men were arrested after road spikes were deployed
In what is possibly the slowest car chase of all time, more than 10 police cars and a helicopter are seen chasing an SUV at a snail’s pace down a main road.
Footage of the chase shows both marked and unmarked police cars trailing a Mercedes SUV, with a person hanging out of the sunroof along the M1 motorway in the Tweed region of north NSW on Thursday.
The car was towed over 100 km from a location east of Brisbane through the Gold Coast to the NSW-Queensland border and then into NSW.
The persecution lasted about two hours, with the group, aged 16, 17 and 27, allegedly livestreaming the whole ordeal on Facebook.
A bizarre car chase ensued on the M1 motorway near the Tweed region with police pursuing a stolen Mercedes SUV with a person on the roof
A man is hanging out of the car’s sunroof while another is on the hood.
The three men in the Mercedes filmed their antics and taunted the following police vehicles.
Officers managed to stop the vehicle after using road spikes and the driver came to a stop near Cudgera Creek.
The footage shared on social media was dubbed “Australia’s slowest car chase”, with social media users pointing out that police kept their distance as it appeared one had “a large firearm”.
The car was towed over 100 km from a location east of Brisbane through the Gold Coast to the NSW-Queensland border and then into NSW
One man appears to be hanging out of the car’s sunroof with another on the hood. The three men in the Mercedes filmed their antics and taunted the following police vehicles
The chase began after police were called to an address on Shore Street, Cleveland, Queensland, just before 9.30am on Thursday to respond to a suspected break-in and break-in.
Graeme Carmichael was home at the time and told 7News he called his mum to tell her “someone’s coming to the house”.
He said the thieves were armed and saw a machete.
When Queensland Police arrived, two men fled in a Mercedes SUV and what ensued was one of the slowest police pursuits, with the suspects driving to the NSW border.
A Queensland Police spokesman said around 12.20pm Tweed-Byron Police attacked and pursued the vehicle after it crossed the NSW border and failed to stop.
“Road spikes were used at the Cudgen Road Tunnel near the Tweed Valley Way and the vehicle came to a halt on the M1 motorway at Cudgera Creek,” the police spokesman said.
Officers managed to stop the vehicle after using road spikes and the driver came to a stop near Cudgera Creek. A NSW Police spokesman said three Queensland men aged 16, 17 and 27 were arrested just after 1pm
A NSW Police spokesman said three Queensland men aged 16, 17 and 27 were arrested just after 1pm.
The men were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and are assisting the police in their investigation.
They are expected to be charged.
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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