Alleged drunk driver leaves behind trail of destruction on the Gold Coast

AN alleged drunk driver has left behind a trail of destruction on the Gold Coast after losing control of his car and wiping out half a dozen innocent motorists.

The dramatic scenes unfolded on Oxley Drive in Runaway Bay on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said they received multiple triple zero calls around 1.30pm after a Holden Commodore (pictured below) careened out of control down the main road and smashed into six cars at multiple locations.


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After colliding with a bus at the intersection of Kangaroo Avenue and Waterbird Place, the driver parked his wrecked Commodore outside his home and allegedly started walking away from the scene.

(Source: Supplied / Queensland Police Service)

The 32-year-old man from Coombabah was arrested a short time later and allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.140 per cent.

He has since been charged with a long list of offences, including mid-range drink driving, driving without due care and attention and failing to remain at the scene of a crash.

The man is due to front Southport Magistrates Court on May 3.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and call Runaway Bay Police Station on 5557 6999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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