Dangerous driving charges, Mount Garnet

A man has allegedly returned an alcohol breath analysis more than five times the legal limit after attempting to ram a police vehicle in the Tablelands region overnight, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged around 8.30pm last night officers from Mount Garnet went to intercept a four-wheel drive speeding on the Kennedy Highway before it accelerated away.

As police followed the vehicle it is further alleged the driver stopped suddenly before reversing the four-wheel-drive directly at the police car, attempting to collide with it.

Officers managed to avoid crashing into the vehicle before it was allegedly driven away at high speed, at times travelling on the wrong side of the Kennedy Highway from Innot Hot Springs to Mount Garnet.

A short time later police attended a disturbance at an address on Agate Street where the male driver of the vehicle was allegedly observed threatening another man with an axe.

He then fled the scene in the four-wheel-drive, allegedly driving straight at officers and forcing them to jump out of the way.

As police returned to town the same vehicle was driven onto the lawn at the front of the police station before again speeding away towards Ravenshoe.

Police followed and the vehicle stopped a short time later after experiencing engine problems.

A 38-year-old Mount Garnet man was arrested and transported to Mount Garnet police station where he allegedly returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.270%.

He was charged with five counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle and adversely affected by an intoxicating substance and one count each of fail to stop motor vehicle, did drive U.I.L, disobeying the speed limit and going armed so as to cause fear.

The man is due to appear in Atherton Magistrates Court this morning (July 3).

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