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Police say a man will face court today charged with several drugs and driving offences near Murwillumbah.

About 12.30am today, officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended an address on Hazelbrook Road, Smiths Creek following reports of a disturbance.

Upon arrival, a silver Holden Commodore has sighted police and driven off at speed.

Police followed the vehicle for a short time before the Commodore allegedly drove directly towards the police vehicle and collided with the front bull bar. At no stage was a pursuit initiated.

The vehicle continued before going down an embankment and the driver fled the scene on foot into nearby bushland.

Officers initiated a foot pursuit, before OC spray was deployed and a 28-year-old man was arrested.

A 14-year-old female passenger was also arrested for breach of bail offences.

Police searched the vehicle and located methylamphetamine, ammunition, cash, a tazer and several weapons, including two tomahawks, two knives and a machete.

Both were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man was charged with drive whilst disqualified, supply prohibited drug, deal with proceeds of crime, possess prohibited weapons and outstanding arrest warrants.

He was refused bail to face Tweed Heads Local Court today (Thursday 3 October 2019).

The teenage girl was refused bail to face a children’s court today.

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