Two men, aged in their early twenties have been hospitalised after their utility ended up in the Tweed River at Tweed Heads on Friday night (May 12).
About 10pm police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command were patrolling Coral Street in Tweed heads where the utility came to their attention due to the manner it was being driven.
As the utility was returning to the roadway, police indicated for the vehicle to stop. As police approached the utility, they allege drove off.
A search for the vehicle began with residents of a nearby building directing emergency services to a submerged vehicle in the river.
The 21-year-old male driver sustained minor cuts to his right knee and possible fractures.
His passenger, a 22-year-old man, sustained a possible broken hand.
The pair will be spoken to on their release from hospital.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.