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A man has been arrested after the stolen car he was driving got stuck on a grave as he was driving through the Murwillumbah Catholic Cemetery with police in pursuit.

About 12.45am on Sunday (September 23) police were patrolling Bray Park when they saw a car being driven through the cemetery.

When the driver saw the police, the car took off, mounting a number of graves before becoming stuck on one.

The yet-to-be-identified driver and a 23-year-old man from Banora Point ran from the car. The driver managed to evade police but the 23-year-old was arrested after a foot pursuit.

Police allege that as the man was running off he threw a bag of cannabis and ice (methamphetamine) onto the ground.

They also allege they found can of capsicum spray in one of his pockets.

Enquiries revealed the car was stolen in early September 2018 from Labrador, Qld.

The man was charged with being carried in a conveyance without the owner’s consent, possessing a weapon (capsicum spray), and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

He was bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on October 15.

Enquires are continuing to identify the driver.

 


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