Man charged after ramming police with stolen car

A man has been charged after allegedly ramming a number of police cars, as well as other motorists, while trying to evade officers on the northern Gold Coast overnight.

The incident unfolded around 7.30pm, when police saw a stolen Commodore being driven by a man near Caz Court in Coomera.

The car allegedly dodged officers before speeding towards a Dog Squad vehicle stopped on Turnbull Drive, veering around it and colliding with a nearby Toyota Corolla containing two people.


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Luckily, no one was injured as a result of the crash.

A short time later, three police vehicles surrounded the Commodore on Abraham’s Road and the car allegedly accelerated and collided with all three cars, causing major damage to one of them.

The stolen car then took off onto the Pacific Motorway before coming to a stop in Ormeau.

The alleged driver, a 28-year-old Coomera man, was taken into custody nearby.

He has since been charged with three counts of wilful damage of police property, two counts of evasion and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle and driving unlicensed.

The man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.

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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