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Alleged Lone Wolf bikie charged over Gold Coast police pursuit

  • Police were forced to deploy tyre spikes to stop the speeding vehicle.

    Police were forced to deploy tyre spikes to stop the speeding vehicle.


    AN ALLEGED bikie and another man arrested following a dramatic cross-border police pursuit that ended in Elanora yesterday have been refused bail.

    Alleged Lone Wolf bikie Leon Huritu, 33, and Jerome Tui, 30, were both charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

    Police will allege the men were driving in a stolen vehicle in northern NSW yesterday when the pursuit began at a roadside breath test site.

    NSW police pursued the car until the Tugun Tunnel where tyre deflation spikes were deployed.

    The car came to a stop in Elanora where all occupants allegedly fled on foot, with two arrested.

    Police prosecutor Sergeant Greg McKenzie said it was alleged Huritu was a member of an outlaw motorcycle gang.

    Duty lawyer Joe Wicking said Huritu wasn’t alleged to be the driver of the vehicle but conceded that his criminal history “doesn’t go well for him”.

    “The bulk of his history is quite dated,” he said.

    The court was told Huritu was on a 30 month suspended sentence for a previous charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

    Tui’s solicitor Jason Jacobson, from Jacobson Mahony Lawyers, said the most serious element to the allegations were that his client had driven at speed and attempted to avoid capture.

    Magistrate Gary Finger refused bail in relation to both men and they will next appear in court on January 28.