At about 1.10pm on January 2, police received multiple calls from motorists regarding the alleged erratic manner of driving linked to a grey Toyota Coupe on the Bruce Highway near Carmilla.
Patrols conducted by officers lead to the location of this vehicle at a service station at Flaggy Rock (Carmilla).
It is further alleged that as officers approached the Toyota Coupe, they activated their lights and sirens.
In response, the Toyota Coupe allegedly heavily accelerated out of the complex and onto the Bruce Highway travelling south.
A short time later, information was received by police that the vehicle had crashed into a gutter on the roadside between Oakey Creek and Flaggy Rock causing damage to the front end of the vehicle.
Police attended the scene and spoke to the driver, a 42-year-old Mackay man.
The driver was taken into police custody in relation to another unrelated matter.
The vehicle was subsequently searched and police allegedly located a sum of money and a glass pipe (drug utensil).
He has been charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, possessing tainted property and possessing a drug utensil.
He will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court today to have the charges heard.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.
Quote this reference number: QP2100011404 within the online suspicious activity form.
Extracted in full from: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/mackay/2021/01/04/dangerous-driving-property-offence-and-drug-charge-carmilla/amp/