Alleged drug driver charged over horror Gold Coast crash

A 22-year-old man has been charged over a shocking crash on a busy roundabout at Nerang earlier this year.

The accident happened at the intersection of McLaren Road and Oakdale Avenue about 8.00pm on Friday, May 11.

Police allege the man was driving a white ute, with four passengers onboard and whilst under the influence of drugs and alcohol, when he has ‘drifted’ around the roundabout.


He’s then allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll.

Following investigations, officers this morning charged a 22-year-old Carrara man with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle and adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and mid-range drink driving.

He’s due to appear at the Southport Magistrate’s Court on October 8.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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