Gold Coast man allegedly assaults highway patrol officer

AN Ashmore man has been accused of assaulting a highway patrol officer following a high-speed chase south of the border this morning.

The 47-year-old Gold Coast man was allegedly detected driving a Nissan Pathfinder at 130km/h in a 100km zone at Banora Point around 6:40am.

Police initiated a high-speed pursuit of the vehicle after the driver failed to stop when instructed to do so.


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Eventually stopping, the driver got out of his car and approached the police officer when a struggle ensued and the officer was allegedly assaulted.

It’s believed a passerby helped the officer to overpower the culprit before he was arrested and taken into custody.

The police officer was treated for minor injuries at Tweed Hospital.