Police have charged a 37-year-old Landsborough man after he allegedly stole a vehicle and failed to stop for police on the Sunshine Coast.
Officers first sighted the stolen vehicle on the Bruce Highway at Glenview and observed the man allegedly armed with a firearm.
The vehicle was monitored until police attempted to intercept the vehicle a short time later on Albatross Street, Aroona.
The vehicle allegedly failed to stop and drove off towards Sugarbag Road where a tyre deflation device was deployed.
The vehicle allegedly engaged police in a short pursuit before a second tyre deflation device was successfully deployed on Nicklin Way, Currimundi.
The vehicle then crossed the median strip into oncoming traffic before coming to a stop with police then arresting the man.
No one was physically injured during the incident, however a police vehicle was affected by a tyre deflation device.
The man has since been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle and adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, unlawful possession of a firearm in public, possession of ammunition, evasion and driving a motor vehicle without a driver licence.
He was also charged with other drug related offences.
The man will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
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