POLICE were forced to take evasive action to avoid a traffic collision at Tamborine Mountain on Saturday Night.
Officers say they observed a vehicle driving slowly on Main Western Road with “extreme damage” to the front of the car at around 10.45pm.
The car’s headlights were smashed and rear tyre “shredded”, causing the vehicle to drive on its rim.
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Officers attempted to intercept the car for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle but the driver refused to stop.
The vehicle was then located a second time on Wilson Road where a further attempt was made to intercept.
Instead of complying, the driver drove away from officers and towards another patrol car, forcing the police vehicle to take evasive action by driving off the road and into a driveway.
The vehicle was sighted a third time as it once more drove towards a police vehicle, forcing the police car from the roadway and onto the footway to prevent a collision.
The vehicle was then found abandoned on Prospect Street.
Officers successfully located the driver after an extensive search of the area, spanning more than three hours.
A 31-year-old Loganlea man was arrested and charged with two counts of evade police and multiple counts of dangerous operation.
He is scheduled to appear before the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Monday.