Toowoomba Man Faces Court on Dangerous Driving Charge

Lucky escape for police officer

Toowoomba Man Faces Court on Dangerous Driving Charge QPS

A police officer on a motorcycle had a lucky escape on Friday afternoon after a motorist allegedly deliberately swerved into his path at Harlaxton causing the officer to take evasive action to avoid being hit.

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The traffic officer was conducting patrols along the New England Highway when he attempted to pull over a car at around 12.30pm.

The driver allegedly failed to stop for the officer and began moving his vehicle from side to side before abruptly cutting in front of the police motorcycle.

The vehicle sped off and was located crashed into a tree off the highway near Mount Luke.

Police dog squad teams tracked the driver for several hours through bushland and rural properties before losing the track.

Information provided to police led them to Crows Nest where the man was taken into custody at around 5pm.

A 42-year-old Toowoomba man was denied police bail and appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on Saturday charged with dangerous driving, endangering the life of a person in a vehicle with intent, failing to stop and unlicensed driving whilst under SPER suspension.

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