Three men to face court after police use stingers to stop car
THREE men will appear in court today charged with a string of offences following a high-speed police chase through Ipswich and Brisbane.
A police spokesman said it would be alleged a Toyota Prado four-wheel drive, stolen from a Mt Tamborine address on Saturday, was seen speeding west along Brisbane Rd, Booval, yesterday about 2.30am.
Police tried to intercept the vehicle on Cothill Rd; however the driver failed to stop.
The vehicle was seen again travelling at high speed along the Warrego Hwy at 5.30am.
"Stingers were initially deployed on the Warrego Hwy at the intersection of the Ipswich Mwy where it is believed one, maybe two tyres were deflated," the police spokesman said.
Police deployed stingers a second time near the Progress Rd overpass, deflating all four tyres. The vehicle eventually came to a stop at Rocklea.
A 25-year-old Cherbourg man has been charged with one count each of burglary commit indictable offence, unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, serious assault, fail to stop motor vehicle, and fail to properly dispose of a needle and syringe.
A 22-year-old Acacia Ridge man was charged with one count each of burglary commit indictable offence, unlawful operation of a motor vehicle and serious assault.
A 19-year-old Basin Pocket man has been charged with burglary commit indictable offence, unlawful operation of a motor vehicle, fail to stop motor vehicle, driving of motor vehicle without driver's licence, fail to take reasonable care and precaution in respect of syringe or needle, and receiving tainted property.
All three men are due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court today.