An image supplied by Trevor Avedissian showing police pulling a man through the smashed window of his car during an arrest at Mullumbimby.
An image supplied by Trevor Avedissian showing police pulling a man through the smashed window of his car during an arrest at Mullumbimby. Trevor Avedissian

Man dragged out of car by police in Mullumbimby

A MAN is set to appear before court later this month after he allegedly refused to get out of his car when pulled over by police in Mullumbimby yesterday. 

About 1pm yesterday, Tweed/Byron Local Area Command police observed a man driving a car with Queensland number plates in Dalley Street.

The 55-year-old driver was stopped and spoken to by the officers who requested to see his licence.

The man allegedly claimed to not recognise local laws or police and refused.

The man further refused to undergo a roadside breath test despite several requests from the officers.

When he was placed under arrest the man refused to alight from his car or unlock the doors and a large crowd gathered.

When the man attempted to start the vehicle the officers struggled with the man through the driver's side window which broke. The passenger side window was also broken during the incident.

The man, who had suffered minor lacerations, was eventually handcuffed and placed in the rear of the police vehicle.

He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station and later charged with fail to supply information, refuse breath test, drive whilst cancelled, not wear seatbelt, resist arrest, drive unregistered vehicle and drive uninsured vehicle.

He was granted conditional bail to attend the Mullumbimby Local Court on June 25.

The police officers suffered minor injuries which were treated at Byron Bay Hospital.

Inquires into the incident continue.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.  

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
 


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