Men charged after driving car at police, pointing rifle

TWO Sunshine Coast men have been charged over a drama at Caboolture which saw a car run a red light and being driven straight at a marked police motorcycle.

Police said two men had been charged with a number of offences following traffic incident on Saturday afternoon.

It will be alleged around 3.30pm the attention of patrolling police was drawn to a silver car due to its manner of driving.

Police subsequently observed the car allegedly driving on the wrong side of several roads forcing motorists to take evasive action to avoid collisions.

The car also allegedly went through a red traffic light.

It will further be alleged at one point the car was driven towards a marked police motorcycle forcing the officer to take evasive action.

Police attempted to intercept the vehicle however it allegedly failed to stop and was lost to sight.

It will also be alleged the occupants of the vehicle held what appeared to be a rifle out the window of the car during the incident and again later, pointing it at another vehicle around 4pm.

Around 1am on Sunday morning police attended a Narangba address where they arrested two men.

A 25-year-old Maroochydore man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, dangerous conduct with a weapon, carry exposed weapon in a public place, going armed so as to cause fear, fail to stop motor vehicle, unlicenced driving and obstruct police.

He is expected to appear at the Caboolture Magistrates Court on Monday.

A 22-year-old Burpengary man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, dangerous conduct with a weapon, going armed so as to cause fear, carry exposed weapon in a public place, fail to stop motor vehicle, authority required to possess explosives (ammunition) and two counts of obstruct police.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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