Man arrested after dramatic two-hour police chase on the Gold Coast

UPDATE 4AM: A MAN will face court today, accused of leading Police on a pursuit through the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The Police helicopter was deployed on Wednesday afternoon, after the man was allegedly seen driving a ute in a dangerous way in Hope Island.

The driver was tracked to Movie World in Oxenford and on to Mount Tamborine, before the man tried to make a run for it.


He was arrested in bushland (video below) and has since been charged with break and enter as well as unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The 28-year-old from Newtown is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court later today.

EARLIER 9PM: A MAN has been arrested in dramatic scenes after allegedly leading police on a dramatic two-hour chase through several Gold Coast suburbs.

Members of the public first called police around 1.30pm on Wednesday after spotting a blue ute driving recklessly along Santa Barbara Boulevard at Hope Island.

The police helicopter was deployed and managed to track the ute as it travelled down the M1 to Mudgeeraba, through Gilston and Highland Park before getting back onto the motorway and heading north.

The ute eventually came to a stop at Movie World in Oxenford where police say the driver and an occupant jumped out and tried to steal another vehicle from the car park.

With time running out as the police helicopter hovered overhead and patrol cars closed in, the pair ditched their plan and jumped back in the ute and took off.

Polair followed the ute as it made its way into the Gold Coast hinterland before the pursuit came to a dramatic end on Mount Tamborine.

Police say the vehicle left the road and drove into bushland near Thunderbird Park where three occupants – two men and one woman – jumped out of the car and fled through thick vegetation.

One man was arrested at the scene (video below), while police continue to search for the other two occupants who remain on the run, believed to still be in the hinterland.

Anyone who has any information or may have seen a man and a woman running through the area is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.