Man charged after leading police on pursuit in stolen car

A MAN has been charged after allegedly leading police on a pursuit through the streets of the Gold Coast overnight.

Around 6.40pm, officers spotted a stolen car with stolen NSW registration plates on Smith Street at Parkwood.

As they attempted to intercept the vehicle, it sped off.


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The police chopper was then called in to track the car, which was seen stopping at Marine Parade in Southport, with a man jumping out.

The man was tracked by PolAir walking down High Street and onto Scarborough Street where he was detained by a dog squad officer.

The 31-year-old, who police say has no fixed place of abode, has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, failing to stop, obstruct police, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a restricted item, utensil, tainted property, possession of property suspected stolen and stealing alternatively receiving.

He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

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