TEENAGER CHARGED OVER FIERY PURSUIT AT TWEED HEADS

An unlicensed teenage driver has been charged over a pursuit near Tweed Heads, which ended with two vehicles – including a police patrol car – going up in flames.

The 17-year-old boy was one of three people arrested yesterday afternoon.

Police began pursuing a sedan along the M1 shortly before 2pm.

Road spikes were deployed at the Duranbah Tunnel near Chinderah and the car’s tyres were deflated.

But when the car and a police patrol vehicle stopped on the road shoulder, the grass underneath them caught fire – destroying them both.

The boy’s facing a Children’s Court on charges including driving unlicensed and driving dangerously.

His passengers were released without charge.