Man charged over Gold Coast Police chase to remain behind bars

UPDATE @ 3.00PM, June 18 | A man charged over a dramatic Police chase on the Gold Coast will remain behind bars.

Dean Warburton, 25, was arrested on Sunday night after allegedly leading Police on a pursuit through Labrador in a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander.

Road spikes eventually brought the chase to an end before Police pounced.


Warburton is also accused of assaulting an officer from the Dog Squad during his arrest, leaving the officer with a torn pectoral muscle.

He did not apply for bail when his matter was mentioned in Southport Magistrates Court today.

His case returns to court in July.

EARLIER @ 6.00am, June 18 | The man who allegedly led police on a wild chase on the Gold Coast, is expected to front court today.

The 25-year-old from Yamba is accused of driving dangerously, before evading police, at Labrador on Sunday night.

He’s now been charged with multiple offences, including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, disqualified driving, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils and burglary.

He’ll front Southport Magistrates Court later today.

EARLIER@ 10.30am June 17 | POLICE are yet to lay any charges after arresting a man following a dramatic police chase on the Gold Coast.

It’s alleged he was behind the wheel of a a stolen white 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, that was spotted speeding through a red light at Stevens Street, Southport around 8.30pm on Sunday.

According to Queensland Police, officers tried to intercept the vehicle but he sped off.

PolAir was called in to help track the vehicle, which was allegedly overtaking on the wrong side of the road at speed, to Marine Parade at Labrador.

It was there officers successfully deployed ‘stingers’, which forced it to a stop in Frank Street where police were quick to catch up with it.

The man is then accused of getting out of the car and assaulting a 44-year-old dog-squad officer.

The driver was eventually restrained and taken into custody.

The officer sustained a torn pectoral muscle and was transported to Pindarra Hospital in a stable condition.

A 25-year-old Yamba man was arrested and transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital suffering suspected intoxication.

Investigations continue.

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EARLIER @ 9.00PM June 16 | A DRIVER has been arrested after reportedly being “run off the road” by police on the Gold Coast.

The dramatic scenes unfolded on the Gold Coast Highway at Labrador shortly before 8.30pm.

Witnesses told myGC police were chasing a white Mitsubishi 4WD when they forced it off the road.

It all came to an end outside an Indian restaurant near the corner of Imperial Parade, with the Mitsubishi crashing head-on into an electrical box on the nature strip.

Source: Supplied to myGC

Source: Supplied to myGC

A woman who wished to remain anonymous told myGC she got to the scene after the crash and saw police holding the male driver on the ground.

“People saw the police chasing the car and run it off the road,” she said.

“Apparently the suspect tried to fight off police after he crashed.

“The guy was asking police for a cigarette while two officers were holding him down on the ground.”

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A man who witnessed the incident unfolded from his balcony said he watched as “around 10 cop cars chased old mate down Marine Parade” with the “police helicopter following above”.

Another woman said she saw about “30 police” swoop on the scene.

Photos obtained by myGC show more than half a dozen police vehicles surrounding the Mitsubishi.

At least one police car is believed to have been damaged.

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Source: Supplied to myGC

A man, believed to have been the driver of the Mitsubishi, was arrested and assessed by paramedics at the scene.

He could be seen being placed onto a stretcher by police and wheeled into the back of an ambulance.

Source: Supplied to myGC

Source: Supplied to myGC

It was not immediately known why the man was wanted by police.

There are reports the Mitsubishi may have been stolen.

Locals reported hearing the police helicopter hovering above Labrador for more than 30 minutes in the lead up to the incident.

No further information was available at the time of writing.