NSW: Drunk driver crashes car after bashing man with rifle during caravan park tiff

A MAN will appear in court today charged with 11 offences after he allegedly bashed a man with a firearm during a fight at a caravan park in Buronga, near the NSW/Victorian border yesterday.

About 7.30am, police say a man was allegedly involved in an altercation with two males at a caravan park on the Sturt Highway.

Police have been told the man left the scene, before returning a short time later, allegedly armed with a rifle.


The armed man allegedly threatened one of the males involved in the altercation, before assaulting him with the firearm.

A struggle ensued between the man and a number of witnesses, before the armed man drove from the scene.

A short time later, police were on their way to the caravan park when they found a vehicle, which had rolled into a ditch nearby.

A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene and police seized a firearm, which will be forensically examined.

The man was taken to Dareton Police Station, where he underwent a breath test analysis, which allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.107.

He has been charged with 11 offences including possess unregistered firearm in public place, possess loaded firearm in public place, possess unauthorised firearm, possess ammunition without a licence, affray, mid-range PCA, and armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.

The man has been refused bail, to appear at Wentworth Local Court today.

Investigations into the matter are continuing with police from Barrier Local Area Command being assisted by officers from Victorian Police.