Man accused of leading police on 120km long chase in stolen car

A MAN has allegedly rammed a police car before leading officers on a 120 kilometre-long chase in a stolen car north of Brisbane overnight.

Police were patrolling Caboolture when they spotted the stolen vehicle being driven along Beerburrum Road shortly after midnight.

As officers tried intercepting the car, it’s alleged the driver rammed their patrol vehicle causing extensive damage before speeding off.


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After tracking the vehicle for about 15 minutes, officers were able to successfully deploy road spikes on Steve Irwin Way, 16km away.

Instead of stopping, however, police said the driver continued to travel north on the Bruce Highway, with officers in hot pursuit.

Officers managed to bring the vehicle to a stop around 40 minutes later after deploying a second set of stingers just south of Gympie.

Police then allegedly apprehended a 22-year-old man as he tried running from the vehicle. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.

The 22-year-old man from Burnside has since been charged with almost a dozen offences, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Police will also allege the man refused to be breath tested, was unlicensed and was also in possession of dangerous drugs.

He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday, August 13.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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