The vehicle pictured has been seized in Katherine under anti-hooning legislation.
About 9.45 last night, the Toyota Landcruiser utility was approaching a random breath testing station on the Stuart Highway, Katherine.
Spotting the police, the driver was seen to do a sharp U-turn and "executed a burnout" before speeding away.
Police pursed the vehicle which allegedly travelled at speeds up to 160kmh before the pursuit was called off.
Police located the abandoned vehicle in bushland a short time later after the driver and his female passenger fled on foot.
A search of the vehicle located a less than traffickable quantity of cannabis.
The vehicle was seized for 48 hours under anti-hooning legislation.
The 34-year-old male driver was issued a traffic infringement notice for:
- drive vehicle cause loss of traction
- exceed speed - 16-30 kmh over
- exceed speed - 31-45 kmh over
- exceed speed - 45kmh over.
He was also issued with a drug infringement notice and fined $2514. A 21-year-old woman was issued a drug infringement notice and fined $354.
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