Car comes to a crashing halt after police pursuit in Tweed Heads

A MAN has been charged with a string of offences, including drink driving, after leading police on a wild pursuit through the streets of Tweed Heads yesterday.

The chaos unfolded shortly after 4.00pm, when police detected a commodore speeding on Kennedy Drive.

“The officer activated warning devices and attempted to pull the vehicle over, however the driver accelerated, and a pursuit was engaged,” police said in a statement.


The driver allegedly continued through the local streets of Tweed Heads before the commodore crashed into a power pole and telephone box on Florence Street.

A 46-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was submitted to a breath analysis.

Police say he allegedly returned a reading of 0.122, which is in the mid-range category of drink driving.

He was charged with police pursuit, mid-range PCA, drive unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

The man was refused bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.