UPDATE @ December 24, 11.00 AM | AN 18-year-old man accused of running down a Queensland police officer has been refused bail.
The man appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged with the attempted murder of the 37-year-old constable.
It’s understood the police officer attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by the teenager, when it allegedly deliberately drove at him in Yarrabilba, Logan on Saturday morning.
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The officer was transported to the Logan Hospital for treatment of a minor leg injury.
The Spring Creek teen was taken into custody by police a short time later and on Saturday night was charged with one count each of attempted murder, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving along with a number of traffic related charges.
He was refused bail by the magistrate in Southport Court this morning, meaning he will spend Christmas behind bars.
EARLIER @ December 23, 2018 | An 18-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, following a traffic incident in Logan on Saturday morning.
The 37-year-old constable attempted to stop a vehicle being driven by the teenager, when it allegedly deliberately drove at him in Yarrabilba on Saturday morning.
The constable suffered minor leg injuries, as a result of being hit, he fired his Police gun. No one was hit.
The Spring Creek teen was eventually captured by Police and on Saturday night was charged with one count each of attempted murder, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving along with a number of traffic related charges.
He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on December 24.
FIRST @ December 22, 2018 | A dramatic pursuit has ended with a Police officer in hospital, a damaged Police vehicle, shots fired, one man in custody and another on the run.
The action began in Logan around 2.40am on Saturday, when officers attempted to intercept a car on Yarrabilba Road.
An officer got out of his vehicle to direct the car to stop and to speak to a driver, when the vehicle actually drove at him.
It struck the 37-year-old constable on the leg and, as a result, the officer fired his gun.
He was taken to the Logan Hospital for treatment of a minor injury to his leg.
The vehicle was spotted by police nearby a short time later, and road spikes were laid out, causing it to collide with a police vehicle, but it again failed to stop.
Polair and the Dog Squad were deployed, and a man was later taken into custody without further incident.
A male passenger of in the vehicle remains on the run.
Ethical Standards Command has been advised and will investigate the incident with oversight by the Crime and Corruption Commission.
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