A woman faces some serious charges after she was accused of driving off with a Police Officer still holding onto her car door, near Brisbane on Friday afternoon.
It will be alleged about 2.30pm police saw a stolen Mercedes-Benz van being driven south on Wivenhoe-Somerset Road at Split Yard Creek.
The vehicle turned on to the Brisbane Valley Highway and then onto Clive Street. At the intersection of Fernvale Road and Hecks Road police laid out tyre spikes.
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The driver pulled up and Officers opened the driver’s door and told her to get out of the vehicle. The driver has driven away causing a police officer to be dragged approximately ten meters.
The vehicle was later found in North Ipswich and a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed at on Moores Pocket Road, Tivoli. The vehicle stopped at the intersection of Hill Street and Pine Mountain Road where the driver was arrested.
A 35-year-old Ipswich woman has been charged with three counts of fail to stop, and one count each of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of liquor or a drug. She is expected to appear at the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday, October 31.
The police officer dragged by vehicle was not injured during the incident.