Dangerous driving charge at Harlaxton, QLD

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

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

It will be alleged the driver 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 is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today 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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