Three men have been charged with multiple offences after a police officer was seriously injured during an arrest in Tweed Heads yesterday.
A stolen BMW was spotted entering the car park of the Tweed Heads Hospital around 1.00am Sunday September 9, before a police car followed.
The BMW then allegedly deliberately drove at the police vehicle, crashing into the driver’s side.
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More officers came to assist in the arrest, including a Senior Constable from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.
He was struck by the stolen vehicle and knocked to the road, sustaining a dislocated shoulder and multiple lacerations.
The BMW then reversed, hitting a car containing a 15-month-old child who was luckily uninjured, before driving out of the carpark.
The vehicle was tracked down a short time later on Avla Street, with three of the four occupants arrested.
They assisted police with inquiries, before being charged yesterday afternoon.
A 22-year-old man has been charged with police pursuit (drive speed dangerous), three counts of driving reckless/furious or speed/manner dangerous, use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension, predatory driving, armed with intent, possess implements to enter/drive conveyance, learner unaccompanied.
A 29-year-old man has been charged with be carried in conveyance and posses prohibited drug, and a 20-year-old man has been charged with be carried in conveyance and hinder police in execution of duty.
All three have been refused bail and will appear in front of Tweed Local Court today.
The Senior Constable who was struck has since been released from hospital.