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Three charged after two police pursuits in Tweed

Drivers of a car and a motorcycle have been charged with failing to stop for police over the weekend, while an occupant of the car has been charged over outstanding warrants.

About 4.28pm on Thursday (January 25) police attempted to stop a car in Wharf Street ,Tweed Heads. When the car failed to stop a police pursuit commenced.

The car subsequently stopped on Bay Street, Tweed Heads.

It is alleged a 24-year-old man from Burleigh Heads ran from the car and a police foot pursuit commenced.

The man, who was arrested soon after, had outstanding warrants for not appearing at court for the offences of deal with property believed to be the proceeds of crime, possessing a prohibited drug, supplying prohibited drug and resisting arrest.

The man was charged with the warrant and refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on today (January 29).

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man from Piggabeen, was arrested in the vehicle, He has been charged with police pursuit and dangerous driving. He was bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on February 19.

110km/h in 50km/h zone

About 3.50pm on Friday the (January 26) police saw a motorcycle travelling along Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah, allegedly travelling at 110km/h in the signposted 50km/h zone.

Police attempted to stop the motorcycle but it failed to stop and a police pursuit commenced through numerous streets in Chinderah.

Police terminated the pursuit at Banora Point due to the dangerous manner in which the motorcycle was being driven.

About 4.00pm the motorcycle was seen at Terranora Road, Terranora. Police again began to pursue the cycle.

It is alleged the motor cycle reached speeds of up to 125km/h in the 60km/h signposted streets.

The cycle broke down on Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South.

A 35-year-old man from Banora Point was arrested. He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which proved positive to alcohol. The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station. The man underwent a breath analysis and returned a positive reading of 0.042.

Enquires revealed the man’s driver’s licences was cancelled in June 2016. He was charged with dangerous driving, police pursuit, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, using a vehicle with an unauthorised number plate, using an unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle and high-level driving.

The man was refused bail to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court today (Monday, January 29).


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