Dangerous operation of motor vehicle at Gold Coast

Queensland Police have charged a man with several offences, including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, following an incident at Hollywell on the Gold Coast yesterday, February 17.

It will be alleged around 4:40pm, officers were called to Oxley Drive following a collision between a Mazda BT-50 and a Toyota Corolla.

Following the collision, the three occupants of the Mazda got out of the vehicle before it is alleged the driver of the Toyota, a 23-year-old Southport man, drove dangerously towards them striking the vacant Mazda.

The 23-year-old man then left his vehicle and presented a knife threatening the men.

He then returned to the Toyota and fled the scene. No one was physically injured during the altercation.

Following further investigations, officers tracked the man to Springwood, where he was taken into custody.

The 23-year-old Southport man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, going armed so as to cause fear, unlicensed driving and endangering the safe use of a vehicle by throwing an object.

He was refused police bail and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday February 19.

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