A man has been charged after allegedly crashing a stolen car into a pedestrian following a number of wild pursuits over the border.
The 22-year-old broke into a unit on Kennedy Drive in Tweed Heads just before 5.00pm yesterday and allegedly stole a Mitsubishi Lancer.
Just a few hours later, the man also allegedly broke into two nearby units on Gray Street, however he left empty handed.
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Police were called and while driving to the scene they saw the stolen car allegedly drive through a a red light at the intersection of Gray Street and Kennedy Drive.
Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, however it failed to stop, forcing them to initiate a pursuit of the car which was being driven at speeds of up to 100 km/h along Kennedy Drive.
The vehicle also drove through a border-controlled roadblock at Kirra on the Gold Coast, with officers calling off the pursuit due to safety concerns.
About 10.00pm last night, the man then allegedly struck another man in the driveway of a home on Kennedy Drive in Tweed Heads before he drove off, ramming a police car.
The victim was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital where he’s being treated for a fractured cheek and lacerations to his hip.
The stolen vehicle was later found at Currumbin Beach where the man is alleged to have car-jacked another vehicle, forcing the driver to take him to Gollan Drive in Tweed Heads.
Shortly after, police managed to track down the man at a nearby home on Perch Place where he was arrested.
He’s since been charged with a string of offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, three counts of aggravated break and enter with intent, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.
He has also been slapped the charge of use weapon to avoid apprehension, drive while unlicensed, and take and drive conveyance.
The man was refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court today, where he was remanded in custody to appear in the same court on Monday 25 May.