Update: Serious assault charge at Robina, QLD

Police have charged a man following the alleged assault of a police officer and traffic crash in Robina last night.

It will be alleged shortly after 8pm, a man drove a ute at high speeds southbound on the Pacific Motorway at Robina.

As the ute was passing through the roadworks site, it collided with two other vehicles before striking a barrier and coming to a stop.

The man then fled the ute and attempted to push a person off a motorcycle that had stopped at the site.

A 47-year-old female police officer from the Forensic Crash Unit that was travelling on the motorway stopped at the scene and confronted the man.

The man and the police officer became involved in a struggle and the man then allegedly assaulted the police officer.

Four members of the public assisted the officer by holding the man down until more police crews arrived and took him into custody.

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A 44-year-old Munruben man has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and serious assault.

He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday January 14.

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