WATCH: Cop chopper tracks pair’s wild joy ride from the air

A MAN and woman have been charged following wild scenes on the Gold Coast last night where it’s alleged the pair led police on a high-speed chase across the border and back before trying to carjack a woman waiting in line at a fast food drive-through.

It’s alleged the police helicopter first spotted the vehicle bearing false Queensland registration plates and speeding on the M1 at Beenleigh around 7pm on Friday.

It’s alleged the vehicle reached speeds of up to 140km/h.


Ground crews attempted to intercept the vehicle at Meadowbrook, but it allegedly sped off and continued on into New South Wales before returning to Queensland.

Police said the vehicle then stopped at Elanora after the deployment of a tyre deflation device and two people ran from officers.

It’s alleged a female occupant tried to carjack another woman waiting in line a fast food drive-through around 9.10pm.

Around the same time, it will be further alleged that the male occupant approached the same business whilst armed with a knife before running off.

Both were apprehended a short time later.

A 36-year-old NSW man has been charged with an array of offences, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle speeding, going armed so as to cause fear, and obstruct police. He is expected to reappear at Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 19.

A 21-year-old Annerley woman was charged with attempted robbery with violence and will reappear in court on August 20.