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A man driving erratically on Minjungbal Drive last Thursday has ended up behind bars after police stop revealed he was wanted on fraud offences.

At approximately 3.45pm, highway patrol officers at Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South, spotted the man in a stolen vehicle with stolen registration plates ‘driving erratically away from a service station where he had committed an offence.’

Police arrested the driver and searched the vehicle. They found a number of reported stolen registration plates from various states and cannabis.

A roadside drug tests revealed a positive result for methamphetamine (ice).

Further enquiries revealed the offender had an outstanding arrest warrant issued by Tweed Heads Local Court for fraud.

The accused was conveyed to Tweed Heads Police station where he was charged with numerous offences and refused bail.

He attended Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday (August 30), where he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.


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