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April 23, 2021

Loaded rifle found in car after pursuit – Coffs Harbour

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On Saturday in Coffs Harbor, a Queensland man, who police were trying to pull over for a random breath test, failed to stop and a pursuit commenced. The man was driving a black Ford Falcon.

The chase was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Officers searched a nearby property on Shephards Lane and located the Falcon unattended. The driver, a 30-year-old man, was found in the area and arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found a loaded .30-06 calibre Mauser rifle in the boot of the vehicle, ammunition, 26g of methylamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with six offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, possess ammunition without holding licence/permit/authority, possess unauthorised firearm, possess loaded firearm public place, possess prohibited drug, and supply prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court.


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