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A 24-year-old man from The Channon who did a burnout on the roundabout near the Byron Bay police station was held by two members of the public when he tried to run after crashing into a tree near the Johnson Street roundabout.

Police quickly arrived on scene, and placed the man under arrest. He was searched, and a small amount of cannabis was found in his clothing.

The man was taken back to Byron Bay Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis. He produced a reading of .152, which is the high range category of drink driving.

The man was issued a court attendance notice for the drink driving offence, and possession of the prohibited drug. He will attend Byron Bay Local Court on the 17 th of August.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, a 33 year old Murwillumbah man was driving a blue Toyota Rav 4 north along Kyogle Road, Byangum. The man lost control of the vehicle going around a bend on a roadworks area, causing the vehicle to roll over an embankment. The man was ejected from the vehicle.

A member of the public contacted emergency services after coming across the crash. Emergency services attended, and the man was taken to Gold Coast Hospital by rescue helicopter.

He was suffering serious injuries to his hands and face. His injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

Police are investigating factors of speed and alcohol in relation to the crash.


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