Tugun man tries to out-drive, out-run and out-swim police
LIKE a scene out of the latest action flick, a 37-year-old from Tugun led Gold Coast police on a determined chase featuring high speeds, splintering fences and a cool midnight dip.
Overnight police drove to the intersection of Kitchener and Marion Sts about midnight, following reports a man was acting aggressively.
When they arrived a silver sedan sped off, heading north along Coolangatta Rd, along Stewart Rd and towards the Pacific Mwy, disobeying police demands to pull over.
Soon after, the vehicle crashed through a fence and into a yard, drawing the attention of patrolling police.
The man swam through a waterway of a housing complex, before being tracked by a police day through bush, parks and residential buildings before he was found at the car park of a hospital.
When the man tried to run again the police dog attacked, biting the man on the thigh and leaving a puncture wound which would later need treatment.
The man was arrested and charged with dangerous driving of a motor vehicle, evade police, driving while under the influence of liquor or a drug and unlicensed driving.
He was due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court on Friday morning.
Investigating police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed a silver sedan driving in the Tugun and Coolangatta areas, and especially in Kitchener, Marion, Coolangatta and Boyd streets, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.