News

Rocky police chase as 'stolen car' driver nears 200km/h

WHAT WE KNOW |

  • Male driver sped off at 192km/h
  • One female passenger in the car, described as Caucasian with a slight build, and aged her 20s
  • Driving a stolen Mitsubishi Magna Sedan 2000 model (similar to the one pictured)
  • Police attempted to intercept the driver just north of Rockhampton at Canoona

UPDATE: 2.57pm: 

ERRATIC, dangerous drivers are throwing Rockhampton police's afternoon into chaos.

A man driving a stolen gold Mitsubishi Magana sedan evaded police at about 1.30pm when he sped off at 192km/h.

The driver was clocked at road works on the Bruce Hwy just north of Rockhampton, at Canoona, travelling at 80km/h in a 40km/h zone.

No Caption
No Caption

But police called off the chase when he sped up to 192km/h.

Rockhampton police are now also on the hunt for a second motorists in a blue 2005 Holden Commodore sedan spotted "driving dangerously, swerving in and out of traffic" on Alexander St in Parkhurst.

A Queensland Police spokesman said police abandoned that chase, too.

 

But the spokesman said police have alerted fellow officers to be on the lookout for the vehicle.\

EARLIER: 

POLICE are alerting fellow officers and motorists to Rockhampton's north after a driver in a stolen car dodged being pulled over when he accelerated to 192km/h.

Police pursued the driver of the gold Mitsubishi Magna, who they believe is a man wearing a black baseball cap, after they clocked him driving at 80km/h through road works on the Bruce Hwy at Canoona.

The driver is travelling north. 

Police believe there is also a female passenger in the car, which they describe as Caucasian with a slight build, and aged in her 20s or younger.

The driver is believed to be Caucasian with a slim build, and is aged in his 20s.

INTERCEPT ATTEMPT: Police clocked the driver at 192km/h on the Bruce Hwy at Canoona.
INTERCEPT ATTEMPT: Police clocked the driver at 192km/h on the Bruce Hwy at Canoona.

But police abandoned the chase when the driver accelerated to 192km/h near the intersection of the Old Bruce Hwy and the Bruce Hwy.

Police are understood to be speaking with the traffic controller stationed at the road works to attain a better description of the man.

More to come

Topics:  breaking editors picks police rockhampton stolen car



LETTERS: War hero deserves recognition

HONOUR: Bundaberg man Robert Jock McLaren deserves to be honoured for his bravery.

Send you letters to editorial@news-mail.com.au

15 things to do this school holidays

ICE SKATING: Emily Ballin, Lucy Stokes and Tanisha Sands having fun at Frozen Wonderland.

Keep the kids busy today

How you could easily save $1000 a year on coffee

The amount of money you spend on coffee each year could be enough to blow the milk out of your tea!

NO ONE wants to forego their daily barista-made coffee...

Local Partners