Senior Constable Len Elliott
Senior Constable Len Elliott

Beerwah policeman hit at RBT site: man facing charges

A 19-YEAR-OLD Glasshouse Mountains man is facing charges after a Beerwah policeman was hit at a random breath testing site earlier this month.

Detectives from the Sunshine Coast District today issued a 19-year-old Glassshouse Mountains man with a 'Notice to Appear' in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on June 24 in relation to charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, acts intended to resist / prevent lawful detention and failure to make reasonable endeavours to obtain medical aid and show callous disregard. 

Senior Constable Len Elliott was struck by a motorcycle while on duty on the Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah.

He lost his right leg as a result of the incident.

In a statement released by police last Thursday, he said: "My family and I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts through this difficult time."

"I am overwhelmed and incredibly appreciative of all the support I have received from my family, my colleagues at the Queensland Police Service and my friends.

"I am also grateful for all the kind thoughts from members of the public.

"I would like people to remember that every decision they make on the road can affect the life of someone else.''