UPDATE @ 7.30 PM | Police have released official details of a horror crash on the Gold Coast last night, which saw an officer injured and two Victorian men arrested.
It was initially reported that three juveniles were on the run after crashing a suspected stolen car in Surfers Paradise around 6.00 pm, forcing the police to call in the dog squad.
Queensland Police have now clarified that the car was not stolen, and was being driven by two men – aged 24 and 18 – from Victoria.
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“Around 6 pm police observed a Ford sedan allegedly driving dangerously southbound on Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise,” a police spokesperson told myGC.
“When police attempted to pull the vehicle over it is alleged it failed to stop.”
Police then allege that the vehicle sped off but eventually crashed into a parked car and a tree near Garfield Terrace and Vista Street.
The pair then allegedly fled the scene, but were tracked down near the intersection of Surfers Paradise Boulevarde and Cavill Avenue a short time later.
The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Victorian man, was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle and adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving without a licence and failure to comply with duties involved in a crash. He was denied bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today (May 24).
An 18-year-old man, also from Victoria, was charged with one count of possession of a knife in a public place. He was issued a notice to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 15.
During the pursuit, a police officer on a motorcycle clipped a vehicle along Northcliffe Terrace and came off his bike.
He suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Police have also confirmed that the car was not stolen.
EARLIER @ 6.30 AM | One person is now in custody after a suspected stolen car caused chaos on the Gold Coast last night.
The car, believed to be driven by three juveniles, reportedly crossed over a footpath, hit two cars and slammed into a tree in Surfers Paradise around 6.00 pm.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the corner of Garfield Terrace and Enderley Avenue, but the occupants had fled the scene.
Police then called in the dog squad to try and track down the trio.
There are reports that one person is in custody this morning, but Queensland Police are yet to confirm anything.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
More to come.