IN PICTURES: Bushland arrest after police chase across Tweed
A MAN who allegedly lead police on a motorbike chase before crashing and fleeing the scene on foot was later found to be carrying ammunition and weapons.
About 12.15pm Thursday, Tweed/Byron Traffic and Highway Patrol officers tried to stop a Yamaha motorcycle travelling along Terranorra Rd, when it was detected to allegedly have incorrect number plates.
Police initiated a pursuit when the motorcycle failed to stop.
The motorcycle allegedly reached speeds of up to 120km/h in a signposted 60km/h zone.
While travelling along Fraser Drive, the bike left the roadway, causing the rider, a 30-year-old Palmvale man, to fall off. He then fled the scene on foot into nearby bushland, where he was arrested a short time later.
Upon search of the man, police allegedly found ammunition and drugs.
He was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment of a leg injury where he remains under police guard.
Once released, he will be taken back to Tweed Heads Police Station where charges are expected.
EYEWITNESSES have recounted the dramatic end to a police chase in the Tweed.
After a police chase, a man riding a motorcycle crashed on the corner of Fraser Dr and Terranorra Rd at Banora Point about 12.15pm today.
Witnesses said the man ran from the crash scene into nearby bushland before being caught by uniformed police officers.
The man appeared to have a leg injury as he was arrested and put into the back of a police car.