Woman and baby crashed through Gold Coast border checkpoint

A mother and her 10-month-old baby have been sent to hotel quarantine for two weeks after she crashed through the Gold Coast’s border checkpoint yesterday.

Police allege that the 26-year-old failed to stop for border officers at the M1 checkpoint around 4.30 pm.

She didn’t get too far before crashing into a guard rail.


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Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman has told the ABC that she was arrested.

“Police were very quickly on the scene and took that female into custody.

“Luckily there were no injuries and again she and her child have been placed into hotel quarantine and issued a $4,135 fine and the traffic crash is under investigation,” Acting Chief Superintendent Wildman said.

It follows a similar incident just the day before, where a 21-year-old woman drove an allegedly stolen car through the border checkpoint.

The vehicle then collided with another car in Elanora a short time later, where police were able to arrest her.

She’s also been placed in hotel quarantine, charged and issued a fine.

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