A 37-YEAR-OLD man is likely to be charged after two rifles and ammunition were seized from a car on Friday morning.
Police said they attempted to pull over a Suziki Vitara about 2.30am after it was seen driving erratically in Wallsend.
The driver allegedly failed to stop.
A short chase ensued before the man attempted to run from the car on Warkworth Street in Maryland, police said.
He was arrested with his passenger.
Police said a search of the car revealed two rifles – one of them stolen from a West Wallsend address – and ammunition.
The man is likely to be charged with firearm and driving offences.
Police investigations continue.