Unlicensed driver allegedly hit speeds of 170km/h

A MAN has been charged after he was allegedly caught behind the wheel of a car travelling at more than 170km/h along the Ipswich Motorway, west of Brisbane.

The police helicopter was tasked to track the Holden Commodore from the air after it was sighted being driven dangerously through Ipswich about 11.45pm last night.

Police said the sedan allegedly reached speeds of over 170km/h on the Ipswich Motorway before taking the Cunningham Highway exit.


It’s alleged the Commodore left the highway and sped through a number of red traffic lights before officers on the ground tried intercepting it on Whitehill Road at Raceview.

But the 27-year-old driver allegedly refused to pull over.

After playing cat and mouse with police for 25 minutes, the man was eventually caught after officers took out his car with road spikes on Chermside Road at East Ipswich.

It’s understood the man continued to drive with busted tyres for several kilometres before the vehicle came to a stop on Ella Street at Blackstone.

Police said the 27-year-old from Raceview allegedly had dangerous drugs, a pipe, $1110 cash and knuckledusters in his car.

He has since been charged with a long list of drug and weapons offences, as well as dangerous and unlicensed driving.

The man will appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday.

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