Police targeted with projectiles, fireworks in massive Gold Coast hoon gathering

More charges are expected to be laid today, as police continue to investigate a massive hoon gathering on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

Officers were overwhelmed by around 600 cars and a thousand people when they went to break up a gathering in Pimpama around 10.00 pm Saturday night.

Several police crews, including Polair, were called to a business car park along Yawalpah Road, where they were met with crowds throwing projectiles, including fireworks.


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Luckily, no officers were injured in the confrontation, but three police vehicles sustained minor damage.

Many of the vehicles dispersed from the scene, but then met up again in the industrial area around Export Drive in Molendinar.

A police vehicle there was also targeted.

Meantime, a man was allegedly assaulted after trying to film the carnage unfold.

Police have since issued a Notice to Appear to a 20-yer-old Coomera man in relation to the incident.

Later on, police were called to a single-vehicle crash on Ashmore Road, Molendinar, believed to involve a vehicle that was part of one of the gatherings.

The driver, a 17-year-old male, was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious injuries, while two passengers were treated for minor injuries.

Police have so far issued at least 20 infringement notices in relation to the night’s activities, but continue to review CCTV, police body-worn and dashcam footage, as well as Polair vision to identify the vehicles of those involved and locate the offenders.

District Officer Geogg Sheldon says police are very disappointed.

“This behaviour is outrageous, clearly dangerous and will not be tolerated on our streets and in our suburbs. We are determined to locate as many vehicles and people involved in these overnight disturbances and dangerous driving incidents and they can expect to feel the full force of the law.”

“Where we have the evidence we will put people before the Courts when appropriate seize their cars and or issue traffic infringement notices,” he said.

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