240km joy ride from northern New South Wales ends in Ipswich
POLICE forced a car load of three men to a halt in Ipswich, ending a 240km joy ride from northern New South Wales.
The joy ride spanned four regional centres, beginning in Tenterfield and heading through Stanthorpe and Warwick before police deployed stingers on the Cunningham Hwy.
The car was first spotted by police in Tenterfield, but the driver is alleged to have ignored the attempts of officers to pull them over.
The car was clocked at 143kmh by Stanthorpe police at 11.47pm on Wednesday night. It was next spotted at Aratula at 12.20am.
All four of the car's tyres were blown out, forcing it down an embankment near Ripley.
The police dog squad tracked down two of car's occupants, but a 29-year-old man escaped.
Police crews had two of the men in custody just after 1am.
The men were held at the Ipswich watchhouse on Wednesday night.
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