A MAN has been charged after he was allegedly caught drink-driving in Tweed Heads overnight and lashed out at police.
Just before 11pm, officers were patrolling Morton Street at Chinderah, when they stopped a white Holden Commodore ute.
“Police will allege while attempting to conduct a roadside breath test, the driver, a 33-year-old man, struck an officer in the face a number of times,” police said in a statement.
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The man was arrested and his vehicle searched.
During the raid, officers located and seized items including a firearm, laser pointer, and a knife.
The man was taken Tweed Heads Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis and returned an alleged reading of 0.137.
The man, from Murwillumbah, has since been charged with seven offences including Mid-range PCA, Assault officer in execution of duty, Resist officer in execution of duty, Custody of knife in public place, Possess or use prohibited weapon, Possess unregistered firearm in public place, Not keep firearm safe.
He was refused bail and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.
The male senior constable was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries to his hand.