Man blows over three times the limit after dramatic Gold Coast crash

An alleged drunk driver who blew just over three times the legal alcohol limit is lucky to have escaped serious injury after crashing his car in Broadbeach this morning.

Police rushed to the intersection of Elizabeth and Darling Avenues just before 5.00am this morning, after receiving a call from a member of the public who watched the chaos unfold.

It’s alleged the Mitsubishi Lancer crashed into a median strip, travelling across the garden bed before coming to rest on the Gold Coast Highway tram lines.

The 26-year-old driver managed to escape injury but was arrested at the scene after allegedly blowing 0.161, just over three times the legal limit.

The man, from Silkwood, has been given a notice to appear for did drive under the influence of liquor and driver to have proper control of a vehicle.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court on August 23.

Manhunt after thieves smash way into Gold Coast servo

A manhunt is underway after a group of thieves smashed their way into a service station in Nerang early this morning.

Police allege four offenders used hammers to smash through the front glass doors of the servo along Gilston Road just before 3am.

Once inside, they then used the weapons to smash into the cigarette cabinets to steal a stash of cigarettes.

They then fled the scene in a vehicle and remain at large this morning.

Anyone with any information to assist police with their investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Man reported missing after leaving Gold Coast home

Police are appealing for public help to locate a young man who has gone missing after reportedly planning to walk from the Gold Coast to Logan.

Thomas Bourke, 18, was last in contact with his family at around 6pm on Saturday night.

He told them he was walking from a friend’s place at Robina to his home at Regents Park.

However, he did not arrive and has not been heard from since.

Police say his disappearance is out of character and concerns are held for his welfare.

Investigators are now appealing for Thomas or anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact Police.

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“Dog act”: Man charged with kicking and spitting at officers on the Gold Coast

A 48-year-old man has been charged with multiple offences after allegedly lashing out at police officers during an arrest on the Gold Coast.

Police were called to a home in Currumbin Waters around 1am on Sunday following reports of a domestic violence matter.

As the man was being taken into custody it’s alleged he lashed out at police, aggressively kicking an officer to the stomach.

They finally managed to get him into the back of the police car when he then spat at another officer.

Chief Superintendent Craig Hanlon said any attack on an officer is disturbing.

“Thankfully the officer wasn’t seriously injured but a 48-year-old and we’re spitting at people, that’s just disgusting behaviour and our police don’t deserve that sort of behaviour,” he told ABC Radio on Monday morning.

“It’s a dog act .. I don’t know why a 48-year-old would be doing that.”

The Currumbin Waters man has been charged with assault police, serious assault police and obstruct police.

He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.


Teen girl breaks police officer’s nose on the Gold Coast

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with the serious assault of a police officer following an incident in Surfers Paradise in the early hours of Monday morning..

It’s understood an officer noticed the girl and a friend talking to an older man on the street around 4am.

Chief Superintendent Craig Hanlon said the officer become concerned for the girls’ welfare because of their young age and the time of day so decided to take them to the nearest police station to make contact with relatives.

“They weren’t committing offences, we were just concerned for their wellbeing,” he told ABC Radio.

“It’s very concerning for us that police who are trying to do the right things by youngsters .. trying to help them out .. and as a result a police officer’s been assaulted.”

The officer remains in Pindara Hospital with a suspected broken nose.

The 14-year-old girl has since been charged with serious assault police officer causing bodily harm.