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Driver with machete and drugs arrested on four flat tyres

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A 30-year-old Molendinar man allegedly driving a stolen car managed to evade NSW police despite having four flat tyres but was arrested soon after crossing the state border yesterday afternoon (Thursday, January 28).

Gold Coast police were alerted that the man was heading north from Tweed Heads and swooped on him at Tugun.

Police allege he had four mobile phones in his possession as well as drugs, drug paraphernalia a machete.

The man was charged with 13 offences including unlawful and dangerous use of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence and dangerous driving, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia (ice pipe), trafficking and supplying, and receiving tainted property.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.


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