May­hem caused on Childers roads

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

A DRIVER whose out-of-con­trol car left a trail of de­struc­tion down the main street of Childers last week has been ap­pre­hended by po­lice.

Driv­ing a stolen Mercedes SUV, the man hit nu­mer­ous cars in Churchill St shortly after 11am on Fri­day as he fran­ti­cally tried to avoid cap­ture.

Res­i­dents of the nor­mally quiet town were in shock and in dis­be­lief at what they saw.

Wit­nesses re­ported hear­ing the car ram the side of a van and then tak­ing off at great speed.

One wit­ness said it hap­pened so fast it was over be­fore they knew it.

The fe­male driver of the van was un­in­jured but was clearly shaken.

A loud crash was heard as the des­per­ate driver be­ing pur­sued pushed through traf­fic in an ef­fort to avoid po­lice.

Po­lice had ear­lier tried to in­ter­cept the car on the Bruce Hwy south of Childers.

Fol­low­ing the drama in Churchill St, the man dumped the Mercedes and stole a gold Toy­ota Camry sedan from Ap­ple Tree Creek.

Po­lice be­lieve the man stole a third car, re­ported miss­ing from the Biggen­den-Dal­larnil area.

Ge­of­frey De­clan Fo­ran ap­peared in Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court over the po­lice chase and al­legedly driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied.

The 28-year-old is ac­cused of steal­ing a to­tal of three cars, fail­ing to stop for po­lice, dan­ger­ous driv­ing as well as bur­glary and weapon charges.

Fo­ran had al­legedly breached pre­vi­ous bail con­di­tions and was on a war­rant for fail­ing to ap­pear in Bund­aberg Dis­trict Court on Au­gust 22.

He did not ap­ply for bail and the case was ad­journed to Oc­to­ber 10 in the same court.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT160916CRASH

CRASH DRAMA: This van was one of the ve­hi­cles dam­aged in Childers’ main street.

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