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Police giving chase to a car that drove at them at Kingscliff on Friday (November 17) were forced to abandon the pursuit owing to the offender’s dangerous driving.

Police were patrolling Ozone Street, Kingscliff, on Friday morning when they noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in Sand Street.

They identified the driver was someone who was wanted for a number of offences that had recently occurred in the local area.

When police attempted to speak with him they allege he drove his vehicle at the police car narrowly missing it.

They attempted to arrest the alleged offender but he drove his vehicle at speed in reverse to try to avoid them.

A police pursuit was initiated but was terminated a short time later due to the dangerous driving and speed of the car.

On Saturday (November 18) a 27-year-old man was arrested at Murwillumbah and charged with driving while disqualified, not stopping during a police pursuit, dangerous driving, predatory driving, using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, possession of a prohibited weapon and goods in custody.

He has been refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court.

Car hits power pole

At around 2.40am on Sunday (November 19) a 47-year-old man lost control of his his vehicle while travelling east on Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads West, colliding with a power pole.

Police attended the scene and breath tested the driver, who returned a positive reading.

The  man was arrested and taken to the Tweed Heads police station where was subsequently charged with driving with the middle range prescribed concentration of alcohol.

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