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Alleged drink driver assaults police – Tweed Heads 

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A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving and assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads.

Just before 11pm (Sunday 29 April), officers from Tweed/Byron Police District were patrolling Morton Street, Chinderah, when they stopped a white Holden Commodore utility and spoke with the driver, a 33-year-old man.

Police will allege while attempting to conduct a roadside breath test, the man struck an officer in the face a number of times.

The man was arrested and the vehicle searched.

Officers located and seized items including a firearm, laser pointer, and a knife.

He was taken Tweed Heads Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis and returned an alleged reading of 0.137.

The man from Murwillumbah has been charged with seven offences;

• Mid-range PCA

• Assault officer in execution of duty

• Resist officer in execution of duty

• Custody of knife in public place

• Possess or use prohibited weapon

• Possess unregistered firearm in public place

• Not keep firearm safe

He was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 30 April.

The male senior constable was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries to his hand.

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