UPDATE: Gold Coast motorist accused of driving stolen car on footpath

UPDATE: Police have revealed they found a replica gun during a search of the stolen vehicle that was driven along a footpath in Labrador on Wednesday.

EARLIER: A Sanctuary Cove man will appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday, accused of driving a stolen car along a footpath in Labrador.

The 33-year-old allegedly continued along the footpath on Frank Street before entering an intersection and crashing into another vehicle and running off, but was arrested a short time later.


Police say it all began when Officers attempted to stop a driver in Little Norman Street at Southport on Wednesday, but he sped off.

The vehicle was then spotted in Frank Street at around 5:50pm, where the driver again failed to stop.

They watched the driver, get caught in heavy traffic, and then veer onto the footpath and continue towards the intersection with Central Street.

The vehicle left the footpath at the entry to the intersection, driving onto the road and into the path of an on-coming car and colliding with it.

The man driving is accused of running off, but was put under citizens arrest until police arrived and took him into custody.

The woman driving the second vehicle, a 22-year-old from New South Wales, was taken to hospital for a check-up.

A 33-year-old from Sanctuary Cove has been charged with one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to stop motor vehicle, driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence, fail to comply with duties of a driver involved in a crash, obstruct police officer, possessing dangerous drugs and possess property suspected of having been used in connection with commission of a drug offence.

He has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.