A 20-year-old man appeared in Lismore local court yesterday charged with drink driving at Billinudgel in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Just before 1am, officers attached to the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command detected a small sedan travelling 30km/h over the speed limit on the Pacific Highway.
When police attempted to stop the driver he allegedly began driving in an aggressive manner between other vehicles.
The driver eventually stopped the car but not before police activated their warning lights.
When they approached him the man attempted to run away, jumping over the highway barrier and running down an embankment.
When they reached him police allege he became ‘extremely violent’ and forced one of the officers into a headlock.
It took a further four officers arriving at the scene to subdue the man, who was arrested and taken to Brunswick Heads Police Station.
He returned a positive blood alcohol result of 0.218 – more than four times the legal limit.
The man was later charged with assault officer occasioning actual bodily harm, resist arrest (four counts), exceed the speed limit by more than 30km/h and high-range PCA.