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Police have charged a 27-year-old Ballina man with predatory driving and domestic assault offences after a domestic violence incident between two brothers overnight.

Police allege the man drove his Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD at his 25 year old brother who was standing on the footpath near the intersection of Keppel Street and Kalinga Street West Ballina around 6pm.

The younger brother managed to avoid being hit and ran for cover.

The older brother then allegedly picked up a hammer and was swinging it in the direction of his younger brother, but other family members intervened.

The 25-year-old and his girlfriend jumped into their car to get away but the 27-year-old got back in his 4WD and rammed the car.

After attempting to ram his brother’s car a second time, he left the scene. 

Police arrested the man about 10pm last night and he was charged with Predatory Driving, Common Assault, Drive While License Suspended and Use Offensive Weapon with intent to commit indictable offence.

He was bail refused and will appear at Ballina Local Court this morning.

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