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September 21, 2021

Minibus crashes into parked police car; man charged – Tweed Heads

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A man has been charged with drink-driving after crashing a minibus into a parked police vehicle in Tweed Heads overnight.

About 11.40pm (Wednesday, 8 September, 2021), a man was driving a Mitsubishi minibus north of Wharf Street, Tweed Heads, carrying four passengers, when he crashed into a police vehicle that was parked outside the police station.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District heard the noise and ran outside to find the 52-year-old driver getting out of the bus with his passengers – one man and three women – who all escaped injury.

The driver was breath tested at the scene and allegedly provided a positive reading.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he submitted a breath analysis reading of 0.065.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for low range PCA and negligent driving.

He is due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Tuesday, 5 October, 2021.


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