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Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men, as well as driving at one of them, following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway.

About 9.40pm on Saturday (March 9), two men were travelling towards Byron Bay, on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale, when a black van turned in front of them, forcing them to take evasive action.

The men followed the van to Scott Street, Byron Bay.

Police allege that when it stopped the driver got out holding a wooden baton and a machete.

It’s further alleged that he smashed the driver’s side window leaving the male driver with facial cuts. The driver and his passenger drove about 20 metres before the men got out of their vehicle.

Police allege that as the van was leaving the area it hit one of the men.

Police and ambulance arrive soon after. The injured man was conveyed to Tweed Heads Hospital suffering from a dislocated pelvis.

Further inquiries led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man in Keats Street, Byron Bay. As he was being arrested, the man struggled with police. A search of the van found a large knife and a quantity of prohibited drugs.

The 33-year-old was charged with a range of offences and was denied bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court.


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  1. Let the police handle road incidents they are trained personal, they are also fully aware of the laws they also have video cam in most instances .let them do the job instead of vigilantly type stuff that is dangerous and just makes more work for the police .

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