Wild police pursuit on the Gold Coast

A MAN has been charged after allegedly leading police on a wild pursuit while drunk on the Gold Coast.

One patrol car was rammed during the incident, while another flipped and rolled in bushland.

It all started about 2am on Saturday when officers spotted a severely damaged station wagon being driven along Gemvale Road at Reedy Creek.


After pulling over for police, it’s alleged the driver of the wagon reversed into their patrol car before driving off.

Officers pursued the wagon into bushland off Old Coach Road where a second patrol car lost traction and rolled.

After evading police for nearly four hours, the dangerous driver was detained on the M1 at Robina about 5.45am.

The 25-year-old Worongary man was arrested and has since been charged with seven offences, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and failing to stop for police.

He is also charged with drink driving (BAC 0.126%), and unauthorised dealing in shop goods.

The man is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.