Dangerous Driving Charges At Gold Coast 21 June

Police have charged a 27-year-old man following a string of alleged dangerous driving incidents across the Gold Coast yesterday, June 20.

It will be alleged just after 1pm, a prime-mover truck was being monitored by Polair as it crossed the New South Wales border into Queensland.

Polair continued to track the truck as it allegedly swerved and damaged multiple vehicles along the Pacific Motorway.

A tyre deflation device was successfully deployed just before 1.30pm on the M1 at Currumbin Waters.

The truck allegedly drove in the wrong direction along the motorway before coming to stop near Yatala a short time later.

The driver, a 27-year-old New South Wales man, allegedly left the scene on foot, and was taken into police custody nearby.

He was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital and was released overnight.

He has been charged with eight offences including one count each of wilful damage, drink driving, driving without a licence, and posses property connected to drug offence, and four counts of fail to comply with duties of driver involved in crash.

The 27-year-old was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court today, June 21.

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The Queensland Police Service is committed to reducing number of lives lost on our roads.

Data shows that serious crashes can be significantly reduced when drivers recognise and avoid the ‘Fatal Five’ behaviours: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and distraction.

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Learn more about staying safe on Queensland roads: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/initiatives/fatal-five-staying-safe-roads

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