Three charged over wild joyride from Ipswich to Gold Coast

Three people, including a teenage girl, have been charged after allegedly leading police on a wild stolen car chase all the way from Ipswich to the Gold Coast.

Police first spotted the Subaru Liberty, which had allegedly been stolen from a home in Collingwood Park last month, travelling westbound on the Logan Motorway around 8pm last night.

The car was tracked travelling along the Logan and Pacific Motorways to the Gold Coast, where police said it then took the Tallebudgera Creek Road exit just before 9.30pm.


It then sped through residential streets in Elanora, Currumbin and Tugun before police deployed a tyre deflation device on Musgrave Avenue at Coolangatta.

“Police will allege the vehicle continued driving as the tyres deflated, colliding with three police vehicles,” police said in a statement.

The car finally came to a stop at the intersection of West Burleigh Road and the Gold Coast Highway around 10pm, where the trio were taken into custody.

A 21-year-old Northgate man has since been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving, false plates attached, fraud and stealing alternatively receiving stolen property.

A 24-year-old Northgate woman has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous drug, and fail to dispose of a syringe.

The pair are due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on April 5.

While a 16-year-old Northgate girl has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and is due to appear in Southport Children’s Court.

Police are appealing for information and dash-cam footage from anyone who witnessed the car.