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.


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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