Man charged after guns found in crashed car

A MAN who sparked a cross-border police chase on Sunday night has been charged after police found two firearms, one of them loaded, in his crashed car at Tugun.

Just before midnight, police say a car failed to stop for New South Wales officers at the Kennedy Drive on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway at Tweed Heads and after crossing into Queensland, crashed at Tugun.

The 26-year-old male driver was taken into custody by Gold Coast police and, following a search of his vehicle, a loaded shot gun was allegedly located in the rear foot well, along with a rifle in the boot.


Police alleged spare ammunition was also found in the man’s pocket.

He is due to front Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow on charges of unlawful possession of weapons, offence in relation to unauthorized and prohibited explosives (shot gun cartridges and air rifle ammunition) and driving without a licence.