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Local police say they continue to be disappointed with driver behaviour after being kept busy over the last few days with various kinds of illegal activity.

Mullumbimby

About 3.07am on Sunday 4 April, police attempted to stopped a car travelling on Dalley Street, Mullumbimby for RBT. Police activated warning devices but the vehicle drove off at high speed.

Police have followed the vehicle until it reached Synotts Lane Mullumbimby. At this point a male jumped out of the vehicle carrying a backpack.

The male was chased by police, but was apprehended trying to climb a wire fence. The accused resisted and assaulted police.

The man was eventually arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station. He was charged with supplying and possessing an unlawful drug, plus resisting and assaulting police. He was refused bail and will appear before Byron Bay Local Court in April.

Tweed Heads

About 9:30pm on Monday 29 March, NSW police were notified by their Queensland counterparts to keep a look out for a black Jeep. The female driver was refused service at a Coolangatta bottle shop. She then got into her vehicle and drove into NSW.

At 9.43pm police were called to a single vehicle accident on Kirkwood Road, Tweed Heads South. Police arrived and found the vehicle alight. The driver got out of the vehicle and was assessed by ambulance officers.

She was breath tested, which returned a positive result. The woman was detained and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she returned a reading of 0.165 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.

Her licence was suspended. She was issued a court attendance notice to attend Tweed Heads Local Court in April.

Banora Point

About 3:40pam on Monday 29 March, police stopped a grey Kia Rio on Botanical Circuit Banora Point, (police had prior knowledge of this vehicle).

A check of the vehicle located several water meters that had been stolen from residences and businesses in the local area.

The male driver was charged with stealing ten water metres and valves and possession of illegal drugs, plus driving while disqualified from holding a licence. He was bail refused until May, to attend Tweed Heads Local Court.

Ewingsdale

About 8.40pm on Saturday 2 April, police were called to a two car crash at the offramp to Byron Bay and Myocum Road, Ewingsdale.

A 37 year old male driver from Bexhill returned a mid-range reading at the scene and was detained. The male was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station for a breath analysis.

Police allege the driver of a white Toyota utility was travelling east along Myocum Road. He attempted to turn left but collided with a gold Holden Commodore. This resulted in the white coloured utility to spin out and roll down a nearby embankment.

No person was injured from the accident. The driver was given a Court Attendance Notice for driving under the influence of alcohol and possessing a prohibited drug. He will appear before Lismore Local Court in April.

Tweed Byron Police said they are disappointed with the number of people detected drink driving in recent weeks. They will be conducting extra RBT patrols to the end of Easter.


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