Police have charged four people with a number of offences including unlawful use of a motor vehicle following investigations into an alleged stolen utility that was involved in a number of driving offences as well as two traffic crashes at Rockhampton last night (September 17)., Queensland Police say
Around 8.10pm two vehicles collided on the Neville Hewitt Bridge in South Rockhampton. The four occupants from the stolen car, two men and two women, fled the scene on foot but were soon apprehended by police.
The male driver of the other vehicle, a 37-year-old Park Avenue man sustained minor injuries.
It will be alleged that prior to the crash- just before 8pm, police attempted to intercept the vehicle when it was stopped at traffic lights at the intersection of Moores Creek Road and Alexandra Street, Park Avenue.
The utility drove forward and backwards several times damaging the police vehicle and two other cars before it managed to squeeze past and speed off.
No one was injured as a result of this incident. The police vehicle sustained moderate damage and the other two vehicles minor damage.
The utility had been stolen earlier in the day (September 17) from an address in Kunwarara and had been spotted by police allegedly speeding on the Bruce Highway at Ilbibie, near Cone Creek Bridge shortly before 5pm. The vehicle failed to stop for police and sped off.
Three of the four occupants of the stolen vehicle were treated in hospital for minor injuries.
A 24-year-old Bribie Island man has been denied police bail and is due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Monday morning (September 19) charged with eight offences including two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and failing to stop, as well as one count each of dangerous driving, unlicensed and disqualified driving, possessing a utensil and possession of tainted property.
A 25-year-old South Isis man, also denied police bail and due in court on Monday, has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and one count each of serious assault police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle fail to comply with requirement and contravene direction.
A 25-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. A 22-year-old woman from Morayfield has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Both women are due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on October 7.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.