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A 47-year-old Queensland man will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today for allegedly attacking a police officer, among numerous other charges.

About 6.40am yesterday (Tuesday, April 15), a senior constable on highway duty detected a Nissan Pathfinder allegedly travelling at 130km/h in a 100km/h zone at Banora Point.

The driver allegedly failed to stop; a pursuit was initiated and the 4WD stopped about 2km later at Chinderah.

The driver, from Ashmore, got out of his vehicle and allegedly assaulted the highway patrol officer before a member of the public came to his aid.

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He been charged with a range of offences including: actual bodily harm; resisting arrest; speeding; not stopping during a police pursuit; and possessing a prohibited item.

The driver was denied bail ahead of today’s court appearance.

The officer was taken to Tweed Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.


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