Gold Coast Police enforcement after large scale gathering

Gold Coast Police have charged two men with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and issued 93 traffic infringement notices following a gathering on the northern end of the Gold Coast on Saturday night.

Gold Coast District Acting Chief Superintendent Geoff Sheldon described the behaviour as blatantly criminal and clearly dangerous after a gathering of over 600 vehicles and 1000 people in a carpark of a Yawalpah Road business at Pimpama.

“There is evidence of people driving vehicles dangerously in a crowded area. Projectiles, including fireworks, were thrown at police with three police vehicles sustaining minor damage. This type of behaviour is unacceptable, disrespectful and life endangering and we will act to the full extent of the law to keep the community safe.

So far police investigations have led to police issuing notices to appear for dangerous operations of a motor vehicle and one count each of evade, wilful damage, drink driving, disqualified driving and two counts of drug driving.

An 18-year-old man from Pimpama has been given a notice to appear on two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He is due to face Beenleigh Magistrates Court on April 28.

A 22-year-old man from Parkwood has been given a notice to appear on dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He is due to face Beenleigh Magistrates Court on June 4.

Police have seized three vehicles as a Type 1 impoundment which means they will be held for 90 days.

There have also been 93 traffic infringement notices issued for various offences including defective vehicle, speeding and obstruct traffic.

Police will continue to review mobile phone and dashcam vision to identify any further charges stemming from the gathering.

Investigations are ongoing.

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