Man charged after trying to outrun police in stolen ute on the Gold Coast

UPDATE at 10.00am September 4 | POLICE have charged a man with multiple offences after he allegedly lead police on a chase on the northern Gold Coast in a stolen ute on Tuesday.

It will be alleged the ute was stolen from a home in Eagleby in Logan on Tuesday morning before it was tracked down to Pimpama and eventually stopped by two sets of road spikes.

It’s understood the vehicle was also involved in a collision with another car during the ordeal.


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A 29-year-old Eagleby man has since been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion offence, fail to provide a specimen, driving under the influence of alcohol and two counts of wilful damage.

He is due to appear in Southport magistrates Court today.

EARLIER @ 1.00pm September 3 | There’s been dramatic scenes in Pimpama this morning, after an alleged stolen ute was tracked to the northern coast suburb.

The vehicle was allegedly stolen from a home in Eagleby today before it was sighted on Logan River Road in Beenleigh around 10.00am.

A Gold Coast police spokesperson told myGC the ute was then tracked south to Yawalpah Road in Pimpama, where officers deployed spikes in a bid to stop the vehicle.

After an unsuccessful first attempt, police managed to bring the ute to a halt with a second set of road spikes.

Two men, aged 29 and 25, were taken into custody at the scene. They’re currently assisting police with inquiries.

There’s reports the alleged stolen ute may have collided with another car in the area during the incident.

A woman, aged in her 20s, was treated at the scene for shock by Queensland Ambulance paramedics.

She’s since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.

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