Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle at Southport, QLD

Police have charged a teenager over an alleged stolen vehicle which drove dangerously at Southport last night.

It will be alleged that sometime between 6.00pm on Wednesday August 7 and 8.00am on Thursday August 8, a white 2010 Holden Commodore Omega was stolen from the Gold Coast Highway at Mermaid Beach.

Around 9.30pm last night (Sunday August 11), patrolling officers sighted the alleged stolen vehicle at Ferry Road, Southport, bearing stolen registration plates.

PolAir proceeded to track the vehicle whilst it allegedly drove dangerously, crossing onto the wrong side of the road.

Stingers were successfully deployed on Regatta Street, and the car came to a stop on the corner of Southport-Nerang Road and Wardoo Street, after colliding with a Subaru Impreza.

A 17-year-old boy of no fixed address was arrested at the scene and has now been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, stealing, enter dwelling with intent, enter premises and commit indictable offence and offences involving registration certificates.

Investigations continue, and more charges may be laid.

It will be further alleged that the driver of the Subaru attempted to flee the scene following the crash. He was located a short distance away.

A 40-year-old Labrador man was charged with one count of drink driving. He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on August 28.

Further, around 9.00am yesterday, the stolen Holden Commodore was sighted on Peninsular Drive at Surfers Paradise bearing the stolen registration plates. Trail bike officers attended and located the alleged stolen vehicle in an underground carpark, with a single occupant.

The driver accelerated the vehicle towards a trail bike officer, forcing him to take evasive action to avoid collision. The vehicle then drove dangerously down Peninsular Drive into Ferny Avenue, through red lights, before evading police.

Investigations continue to determine who was driving the vehicle during this incident.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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