Dangerous operation of a vehicle, Toowoomba area

Police have charged a man after he allegedly drove dangerously in a Holden sedan between Mount Luke and Harlaxton this afternoon.

It will be alleged that members of the public contacted police in relation to a vehicle travelling at high speed along the New England Highway at Mount Luke around 1.20pm crossing onto the wrong side of the road.

The car has allegedly clipped a motorcycle travelling in the same direction causing the rider to fall to the road.

Police have observed the vehicle travelling south on the New England Highway at high speed near Cabarlah. They activated lights and siren however the vehicle failed to stop and accelerated away.

Police have sighted the vehicle travelling at high speed at Mount Kynoch and successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on the New England Highway at Harlaxton at about 1.35pm.

The vehicle continued along the highway before crashing into a vacant house at the intersection of Gregory Street.

The driver ran from the vehicle however was located a short time later by police.

A 24-year-old Caboolture man has been charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count each of evade, driving under the influence of liquor, possess dangerous drug (methylamphetamine) and obstruct police.

He will appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on August 20.

The rider of the motorcycle was transported to hospital in a stable condition with leg injuries.

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