A Queensland man has been slapped with 16 offences, after pulling an allegedly stolen car into a petrol station, across the road from a Police Station.
The car in question was stopped at the servo on Brisbane Road in Toowoomba’s south, on Saturday afternoon, when its stolen number plates were spotted by eagle-eyed officers.
As police approached the vehicle, the male driver ran off.
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The officers arrested two male passengers before continuing the hunt for the driver.
It’s alleged the 23-year-old, from Chinchilla, threatened a 60-year-old man at a residence further along Brisbane Street and demanded the keys to his Ford sedan.
He then got into the Ford and allegedly reversed at a police vehicle that had stopped behind him, before driving forward into a fence and becoming stuck.
Following a brief struggle with police the man was taken into custody.
He’s been charged with 16 offences, including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, serious assault police, drug possession and driving under the influence.
He has been denied police bail.
One of the passengers, a 28-year-old Toowoomba man, has been charged with 12 offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, stealing and drug possession.
He too, was denied police bail, with both men to face court on Monday.