A MAN has finally been arrested after leading police on a wild, high-speed car chase through the streets of the Gold Coast overnight.
Just before 8pm, a Queensland Police helicopter spotted a stolen gold 2001 Ford Laser speeding through a stationary speed camera site near Oxenford.
“PolAir tracked the car north on the Pacific Motorway and then as it exited onto Entertainment Drive,” police said in a statement.
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“The vehicle was tracked through suburbs including Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Nerang, Broadbeach, Bundall and Southport where it was observed driving dangerously, at high speeds in excess of 100 kilometres per hour and also through a number of red lights.”
Police deployed stingers at Hooker Boulevard in an attempt to stop the car, however it was only partially successful and the car continued driving on all four rims before being stung again and finally coming to a stop on Brisbane Road in Arundel.
The driver, a 33-year-old man from Nerang, ran from the car but was tracked down by Police Dog Bravo and his handler.
The man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a dog bite to the groin before being released into police custody.
He has since been charged with dangerous drive, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicensed or disqualified driving. He is due to face Southport Magistrates Court today.
Whilst searching for the man, police said a senior constable broke his collarbone after falling down a two metre rock embankment.
He was taken to the Gold Coast Private Hospital for treatment and is now in a stable condition.