A man has been charged after leading police on a wild stolen car chase which ended when the vehicle ploughed into another car.
The chaos unfolded around 10.40pm on Sunday, when officers from the Tweed saw a Queensland-registered silver Hyundai Getz turn right onto Chinderah Road in Chinderah.
Checks revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen, with police activating their lights and sirens to try and get the driver to stop.
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However, police said the driver accelerated away, and a pursuit was initiated.
“Officers followed the vehicle from Chinderah to Kingscliff, where police-deployed road spikes slowed the stolen vehicle but it continued driving, and hit a Toyota Camry, causing it to come to a rest on the median strip,” NSW Police said.
“Damage to the front wheel caused the vehicle to stop and the 30-year-old man allegedly struggled with police before he was placed in the rear of a caged police vehicle.”
The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with a string of offences including police pursuit, drive while licence cancelled, resist officer in execution of duty and receive etc property stolen outside NSW.
The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 11 January 2021.
His 35-year-old female passenger was also arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was given a Field Court Attendance Notice, for be carried in conveyance taken w/o consent of owner, and released.
The woman will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on 25 January 2021.