TWO men have been charged after allegedly leading police on a chase through the Tweed early this morning.
Officers spotted a black Dodge Ram with stolen plates travelling along Tweed Valley Way at Chinderah around 1.30am.
Police initiated a pursuit, chasing the vehicle to South Murwillumbah and back where officers deployed road spikes.
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It forced the car to come to a stop in a nearby drain, where the duo then tried to run from the scene.
They were arrested a short time later and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where one of the men, aged 23, was then transported to Tweed Heads Hospital.
He has since been released and charged with a string of offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.
He’s also been charged with rresist officer in execution of duty, receive property stolen outside NSW and goods suspected stolen in/on premises.
His passenger, a 22-year-old man, was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, resist officer in execution of duty and throw missile at police in execution of duty.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court later today.