Woman smashes cop car before plunging ute in to water in Pimpama

UPDATE @ 10.00am: A woman has been charged after a dramatic arrest unfolded on the Gold Coast overnight.

At about 12.05am police spotted a ute on Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, with police alleging the vehicle reversed into a police car when officers attempted to intercept it.

The ute then travelled to a nearby boat ramp with the driver completing several laps of the car park.


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Tyre deflation devices were eventually deployed at the exits to the car park before the ute drove over one of them and into the broadwater.

Police ran into the water to rescue the driver, however the woman swam out into deeper water. Officers followed her, managing to retrieve her from the water with the assistance of a private boat.

The woman’s dog was also rescued from the vehicle.

A 44-year-old Morton Vale woman has since been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to stop motor vehicle, obstruct police, and wilful damage of police property.

She is expected to appear at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 1.

EARLIER @ 5.20am: A dramatic arrest has unfolded in Pimpama overnight.

Police were called to Pimpama Jacobs Well Road around midnight last night after a ute was found in the middle of the road.

When officers went to approach the vehicle, the female driver allegedly threw it in to reverse and slammed in to the police car before speeding off.

Two police cars followed the driver to the car park of a nearby boat ramp.

According to a police spokesperson, the woman drove slowly in circles around the car park for around half an hour, before police finally deployed road spikes.

The woman is said to have hit the road spikes and then decided to plunge her car in to the nearby water.

She managed to get out of the ute and tried to swim away, forcing police to go in after her.

Thankfully, a boatie was nearby and the officers were able to use his tinnie to fetch the woman in the open water and drag her back to shore.

She was taken in for questioning and will likely face a string of charges.

Her dog was also in the back seat of the ute. Luckily officers were able to save the drowning pooch and also bring it back to shore.

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