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A car being driven erratically through intersections sparked the beginning of a pursuit in Casino at about 11.45pm last Friday.

Officers from the Richmond Police District initiated a pursuit after sighting an unregistered Holden Commodore.

Police will allege the occupants of the car repeatedly threw objects at the police during the pursuit.

Road spikes were successfully deployed by officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol on the Bruxner Highway near Casino.

The three occupants of the Commodore attempted to flee the area on foot, however were arrested by police and taken to Lismore Police Station.

During the arrest, a male Senior Constable suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

The driver, a 22-year-old man, was charged with nine offences: Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous; Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously; Negligent driving; Exceed speed greater than 45km/h; Use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed; Destroy or damage property (x2); Use vehicle on road or road related area m/v tax not paid, and: Cause or permit use of unregistered vehicle on road.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

One of the passengers, a 21-year-old man, was charged with three outstanding warrants, two outstanding property-related offences and three other offences: Intentionally throw object at vehicle/vessel risk safety; Destroy or damage property; and Resist officer in execution of duty. He was refused and will appear at Lismore Local Court today.

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