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Police allege that, at about 3.30pm, a 21-year-old man was driving a Toyota Camry on Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South, when officers noticed the front number plate was missing.

They attempted to pull the vehicle over but it failed to stop.

A pursuit was initiated and police followed the vehicle onto the Pacific Highway and continued heading south.

Officers lost sight of the vehicle as it approached the Tweed Coast Road exit and the pursuit was terminated.

Queensland Polair assisted NSW Police and tracked the vehicle heading east on Urliup Road, towards Bilambil.

It’s alleged that the man drove directly towards a NSW Police vehicle on Urliup Road so that officers had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

Queensland Polair maintained sight of the vehicle, which eventually stopped on private property on Mayes Hill Road.

Police arrested the 21-year-old driver and his passenger.

The vehicle was searched and police allegedly located a small amount of cannabis, a pocket knife and a stolen registration plate.

The driver was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit, dangerous driving, possessing a prohibited drug, goods in custody, driving while disqualified and carrying a knife.

He was refused bail and was due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court yesterday (Tuesday September 11).

The passenger was released pending further inquiries.

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