Detectives from Townsville’s Tactical Crime Squad investigating a dangerous driving incident from late January are appealing for public assistance.
Around 11.10am on January 29 police observed a 2004 white Holden Crewman dualcab utility (pictured) in the forecourt of a petrol station located on Nathan Street. A vehicle registration check revealed the vehicle was displaying false number plates.
The utility sped off from the petrol station and failed to stop for police on Elizabeth Street.
The vehicle continued travelling at sped and at times driving on the incorrect side of the road before the driver lost control in nearby Leopold Street with the utility crashing into the verandah of a house.
Two men fled from the scene with police locating the male passenger soon after.
A 25-year-old South Townsville man was taken into custody and subsequently released.
The driver remains outstanding and is described as caucasian, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 180cms tall with a proportionate build and sandy / brown hair. He was wearing an orange hi-vis work shirt.
A search of the vehicle located a quantity of drugs suspected of being amphetamines and drug utensils. Police investigations are on-going.
Police are appealing for information in relation to the driver or owner of the utility, which had been displaying false NSW registration plates, GLB904.
No-one inside the Leopold Street home was injured.
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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