An 18-year-old man has been charged with a range of offences after an alleged drunken crime spree across the Gold Coast..
The man is accused of stealing a 2016 white Mercedes-Benz station wagon from a home on Price Street, Nerang at around 2.10pm on Monday.
Over the course of the next few hours, Queensland Police received multiple calls from the public who had spotted that vehicle driving erratically and dangerously at high speeds across the city.
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The offender is accused of driving into a petrol station on Alexander Drive, Highland Park petrol station around 4.30pm and doing several laps at high speed before smashing into the glass front doors, smashing them.
Just 10 minutes later the stolen car was involved in a hit and run traffic crash on Aurura Crescent, Worongary, colliding head on with another vehicle. Thankfully, nobody was injured.
The vehicle then drove into the driveway of a Highland Park home around 5pm, smashing into the garage door, before reversing out and colliding with a parked car.
Not long after, the offender is then accused of pulling up behind a parked car on Bay Street in Southport before threatening the man and woman inside, demanding they get out of their vehicle.
The pair refused, resulting in the offender kicking their car before getting back into the stolen Mercedes and driving off.
The car was then abandoned in Hanlon Street, Surfers Paradise and the offender ran off.
Multiple police units, including the dog squad, were called in and the 18-year-old was eventually taken into custody on Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
Then Highland Park man has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, drive while under the influence of liquor or a drug, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted robbery, wilful damage and drive without a licence while disqualified.
Queensland Police have thanked members of the public for continuing to call through with information, which they say was vital in helping police track down the stolen car and take the man into custody.