Unlawful use of a motor vehicle in Beerwah, QLD

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Detectives have charged a man with a number of offences after police tracked a stolen car through Beerwah yesterday afternoon, Queensland Police say.

Around 2pm police attended a residence on Choocin Hills Drive to speak to a man and woman in relation to an alleged stolen vehicle. Police will allege that on their arrival the pair attempted to flee the scene.

The woman was taken into custody a short distance from the residence however the man managed to elude police. Police including a dog squad unit continued to search for the man in nearby farmland.

It will be further alleged that just after 4pm a police crew observed the man leaving a property on Steve Irwin Way in a red Toyota Hilux utility stolen from the property. Police followed the vehicle and attempted to intercept it however the man reversed his vehicle into the police car before continuing to drive away.

The stolen vehicle was observed by another police crew around 5pm on Bells Road and it will be alleged the man again attempted to reverse into the police vehicle as they attempted to intercept him. Police managed to avoid a collision with the vehicle however the man is then alleged to have driven forward and impacted with the front door of the police car before becoming stuck in a drainage area off the side of the road.

The man is then alleged to have fleed the scene before being located in a nearby property where he was arrested and taken into custody.

He was later charged with four counts of failing to stop a vehicle, two counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and acts intended to resist or prevent lawful arrest and one count each of burglary, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises with intent to commit indicatable offence and enter premises and commit an indicatable offence.

A 34-year-old man is expected to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

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