A Kingscliff man was hospitalised after a Queensland police dog bit him on Saturday night (December 16). He has since been charged with drug possession, dangerous driving and not stopping for police.
About 10.45pm a Tweed/Byron police officer attempted to stop a Queensland registered Holden Barina sedan on Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah.
When the car failed to stop, a police commenced a pursuit, which continued northbound on the Pacific Motorway, reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.
Police terminated the pursuit due to dangerous manner in which the vehicle was being driven and soon afterwards the Barina collided with a truck on the Motorway at Tugun, Queensland.
The two male occupants of the Barina fled on foot from the car.
Queensland Police used a police dog to track the men and a 40-year-old man from Kingscliff was located a short distance away.
The police dog bit the man, who was treated at the scene by ambulance officers and later taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for further treatment.
On release, he was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where police allegedly located amphetamines and $2245.00 cash on him.
He was charged with passenger not disclosing a driver’s name, possessing a prohibited drug and goods in custody suspected of being stolen.
He was bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on January 8, 2018.
The other male has not yet been identified and investigations are ongoing. If any member of the public has any information please contact crime stoppers 1800 000 333 or Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5506 9499.