Man charged after being chased across border by cop's copter

A MAN has been arrested and charged by NSW Police, after his car was tracked south by Queensland Police helicopters on Saturday night.

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Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were alerted by Qld Police that a man they were following was about to enter NSW.

The vehicle crossed the border about 8.50pm and a pursuit was initiated when the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed.

The 27-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with 12 offences:

  • Police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (two counts)
  • Police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly (two counts)
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous (two counts)
  • Drive motor vehicle while licence suspended (four counts)
  • Warrant (Stalk/intimidate intend fear of physical/mental harm)
  • Warrant (breach bail).

He is due to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today.



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