Burleigh Waters man accused of failing to pull over

A man has been charged after allegedly failing to stop for police on the M1 at Mudgeeraba on Thursday night.

It is alleged around 9pm police attempted to intercept a vehicle for a traffic offence on the M1 near Merrimac but it failed to stop. Police did not pursue this vehicle.

A short time later police came across the vehicle abandoned in construction lanes of the M1 at Mudgeeraba.


Police searched the vehicle and a quantity of suspected stolen property was allegedly found.

A search of the area with multiple police crews including a Dog Squad member located the driver of the vehicle in bushes near a shopping centre.

The police dog was released and apprehended the offender who sustained a minor puncture wound.

A 26-year-old Burleigh Waters man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, serious assault of police, fail to stop, possession of a baton, possession of tainted property and possession of fireworks.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Friday.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.