No bail sought for accused chase driver

September 16, 2016 | By More

Court House-Sept-2013-06A 23-year-old Geraldine man has been remanded in custody on six charges after a 30km car chase across North Canterbury.

The police allege Kyle James Clarke was arrested in Woolston at the end of an incident that had begun at Woodend on Thursday morning.

Duty lawyer Steve Hembrow said no bail was being sought when Clarke appeared in the Christchurch District Court today.

Judge John Strettell remanded Clarke in custody for an appearance by video-link from the prison on September 29, for a lawyer to be assigned and possibly for a bail application to be prepared.

Clarke is charged with unlawfully taking a $5000 Nissan Safari four-wheel-drive vehicle in Waikuku, and then driving while forbidden, burglary of a shed at Amberley, being found unlawfully in a yard at a property at Harleston Street, Amberley, reckless driving on the Northern Motorway, and failing to stop for the police.

He entered no plea to any charges.

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