Topics:  car chase, court, drugs, police, speeding, tallon bridge, threat

150kmh across Tallon Bridge

A MAN allegedly went on a drug-fuelled rampage, speeding his way at 150kmh from Gladstone to Bundaberg under a threat to kill himself and his passenger girlfriend.

An affidavit tendered to Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday stated police in the region were warned to be on the lookout for the Gladstone man in a Holden, after he allegedly threatened to "seriously harm" himself and the woman.

Police allegedly spotted the car driving south at speeds of about 150kmh in a 100kmh zone, but the car had disappeared before officers could even do a U-turn to follow it.

Soon after, police allege they saw the Holden driving at 150kmh in a 60kmh zone in North Bundaberg before speeding across the Tallon Bridge at the same high speed.

They stopped the pursuit, but later found the man at a Gahans Rd home and arrested him after a short foot chase.

The 23-year-old yesterday applied for bail on eight charges, including dangerous driving at high speeds while adversely affected.

Defence lawyer Mary Buchanan said her client accepted he was speeding, but denied the high speeds alleged.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts refused the man's bail.


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