Driver who fled police allegedy had loaded gun in the car

A MAN has been charged with a litany of offences after he allegedly tossed a loaded gun out the window of his car when he was pulled over by police on the NSW North Coast.

Highway Patrol officers intercepted the man’s Ford Territory for minor traffic offences on Skenners Head Road at Skennars Head, near Ballina, on Saturday morning.

While examining the man’s licence, the officer noticed that it had expired and returned to his patrol car to conduct further checks.


That’s when police said the 28-year-old man “accelerated harshly” from the scene.

Police were quick on his tail, however, and intercepted him for a second time a short distance away.

While he was was arrested and conveyed to Ballina Police Station, officers at the scene of the intercept allegedly found a loaded .32 revolver on the side of Skennars Road.

While conducting a subsequent search of the man’s accommodation, officers allegedly found a stash of bullets for the revolver and steroids.

The 28-year-old man was charged with a long list of traffic, firearm and drug offences and was remanded in custody overnight to appear in Lismore Local Court today.

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