Man charged over hit and run of Gold Coast police officer

A man’s been charged over an alleged hit and run of a police officer almost two months ago.

The 21-year-old was allegedly part of a group of five, that was spotted behaving suspiciously in a parked car at a servo along Olsen Road on March 28.

A police officer attended to investigate, when the driver allegedly reversed into the officer before fleeing the service station, knocking the officer to the ground where he hit his head.


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He was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and has since made a full recovery.

Yesterday, the wanted Ford Falcon was spotted by police along Queen Street in Southport, allegedly bearing false number plates.

Police followed the vehicle to a mechanical business on Ferry Road at Southport, where police arrested the 21-year-old without incident.

He’s since been charged with one count each of failing to stop at an incident, failing to comply with requirement to stop a private vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving with false number plates, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving while unlicensed.

He’ll front court on August 17.

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