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Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.

A man was arrested near the entrance to Splendour in the Grass on Saturday evening (July 21) after allegedly hitting a police officer in the mouth before attempting to flee a bag search.

Police say the 18-year-old Queensland man was acting suspiciously near one of the entrances at about 5pm, when they stopped him and asked to search his bag.

It is then that the man allegedly struck the officer’s face with his hand.

Police say once they got him under control and searched his bag, they found a number of plastic zip-lock bags containing white powder believed to be cocaine and amphetamine, as well as a quantity of cash.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads police station where he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug, possessing a prohibited drug, dealing with the proceeds of crime, assaulting police and resisting police.

He was granted conditional bail and is due to face Tweed Heads Local Court on September 11.


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