NSW police highway patrol car.
NSW police highway patrol car. Trevor Veale

Police news from across the Tweed

Man spits at police

A MAN who allegedly lunged and spat at officers will face court on charges including assaulting police, resisting arrest and malicious damage after he was arrested in Murwillumbah on Friday.

Police first attended the scene of the incident at 6.50pm on December 9 and asked a group of three people who were drinking alcohol in Knox Park to move on.

A short time later officers found one of the group, a 22-year-old man from Tumbulgum, swearing and yelling at another person in the park.

Police claim the man was intoxicated and lunged at them before he was restrained.

They allege he wrestled with them as they tried to move him to a police vehicle and spat at officers when he was put in its rear, hitting one officer on the shirt.

On the way to the Tweed Heads Police Station the male allegedly continued to spit saliva in the rear of the police vehicle and, once inside the station, continued to spit in the dock.

The man was released into the care of a parent and has been issued a notice to appear at Murwillumbah Local Court on January 24, next year.

He was charged with continuing intoxicated behaviour after being asked to move on, resisting police, assaulting police and two counts of malicious damage.

Drink driver flips car

A WOMAN who got behind the wheel drunk before hitting a gutter, flipping her car and colliding with a telegraph pole at Banora Point has lost her licence.

The 22-year-old Labrador woman had been driving a black Mazda south along Sexton Hill Dr at about 10pm last Friday when she lost control at a roundabout.

Police came across the scene a short time later and the woman admitted she had been the driver at the time of the crash.

A roadside breath-test returned a positive result and the woman was arrested before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she returned a mid-range reading of 0.141.

She was issued with a notice to appear for mid-range drink driving, negligent driving and had her licence suspended. There were no injuries reported.

Teenager injured

A ROCK has come loose from a cliff and injured a teenage girl who had been bushwalking in the Currumbin Valley.

The 16-year-old girl was suspected to have sustained spinal injuries from the incident.

Queensland police found the girl with the help of the SES and she was airlifted to hospital for treatment.



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