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On Friday (July 14) at about 3.10am Police from Murwillumbah were involved in a short pursuit with a silver Mitsubishi Lancer sedan. The pursuit was terminated after a short time.

Soon after police from Tweed Heads noticed the same vehicle travelling along Pottsville Rd at Sleepy Hollow.

When the vehicle turned onto Tweed Coast Road Hastings Point, another pursuit was initiated. The vehicle failed to stop and continued driving at an estimated speed of 90 to 100km in a 60km area.

Around 300 metres south of Sandalwood Road, Bogangar, one of the front tyres became dislodged and rolled across the road resulting in sparks from the wheel.

The vehicle attempted to negotiate the roundabout but the male driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with the gutter.

The man violently resisted requiring police to use ‘approved leg kicks’ to subdue and handcuff him.

He was arrested and charged with being an unlicensed driver, being in possession of an illegal drug and ammunition, plus police pursuit offences. He will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on August 21.


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