Two charged after Police cars rammed by stolen ute

A man and woman have been charged after allegedly ramming two Police cars in a stolen ute at Tweed Heads.

Police were on alert after being given information about an allegedly stolen Holden Colorado ute travelling south on the M1 near the border around 2pm on Saturday.

Officers spotted the vehicle near the Kennedy Drive on-ramp and began a pursuit however were forced to terminate it a short time later due to safety concerns.


The ute was spotted around 15 minutes later in an underground car park of a unit block in Thomson St.

The Holden was driven at one of the officers, narrowly missing the Senior Constable, before hitting one of the Police vehicles.

The driver is then accused of reversing and ramming a second Police vehicle before driving off.

No officers were injured however both Police cars were extensively damaged.

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The vehicle was later found dumped on Island Drive.

An 18-year-old woman, alleged to be a passenger in the car was later tracked down to Florene St around 6.30pm.

The woman from West Mackay was arrested and charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

A 20-year-old Mackay man was later found at Tweed Heads Hospital around 11pm.

He was arrested and charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, receive property stolen outside NSW and use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed.

The car was allegedly stolen from a car dealership in West Mackay on Wednesday.

Both were refused bail to front Lismore Bail Court on Sunday.