Man jailed over dramatic Police chase from Ipswich to the Gold Coast

A man accused of leading Police on a wild chase that last nearly 100 kilometres has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Benjermin Trevor Baker, 29, was arrested in dramatic scenes following the chase in April.

The drama started in Goodna when Police spotted an allegedly stolen BMW at a service station.


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Baker lunged at officers with a knife before fleeing.

He was later spotted trying to fill up again at a service station at Arundel where he was surrounded by Police with their guns drawn before he managed to escape again.

One officer was injured when he was struck by a fuel hose that Baker left in the stolen BMW while trying to flee.

The 29-year-old tried to steal two carjack two other vehicles before the chase came to an end in Surfers Paradise where he crashed into another car at the corner of Clifton St and Remembrance Drive.

Officers swarmed the vehicle, tasering Baker before he was arrested.

Baker was today also banned from driving for two years and ordered to pay $1000 to the injured officer.

He’ll be eligible for parole in February.

Dramatic scenes in Surfers Paradise!

#WATCH: Dramatic scenes on the #GoldCoast last night! 😳 This is the moment a police chase came to a crashing end in the heart of Surfers Paradise after a man went on a rampage in a stolen car & threatened police with a knife | DETAILS HERE: http://bit.ly/2J02jRQ

Posted by Gold Coast Weather & News Together on Saturday, 27 April 2019

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