Dangerous driving charge in Ipswich, QLD

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Police have charged a man after he allegedly drove dangerously in the Ipswich area last night. , Queensland Police say

At 11.45pm Polair has tracked the vehicle on the Ipswich Motorway westbound from Goodna where it will be alleged the vehicle was travelling over 170km/hr before taking the Cunningham Highway exit.

The vehicle exited the highway and travelled through numerous red traffic lights above the speed limit.

At about midnight Road Policing Command officers observed the grey Holden Commodore sedan on Whitehill Road at Raceview and activated lights and sirens however the vehicle accelerated away from police.

Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at 12.10am on Chermside Road at East Ipswich and the vehicle eventually stopped at Ella Street at Blackstone.

The male driver and only occupant was arrested without further incident.

A 27-year-old Raceview man has been charged with one count each of dangerous driving, unlicensed driving and fail to stop motor vehicle. He has also been charged with one count of each of possession of dangerous drug, possession of utensil (pipe), possession of property suspected of being the proceeds of crime ($1110 cash) and possession of a category M weapon (Knuckledusters).

The man will appear at the Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday, September 10.

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