The Courier-Mail

Driver takes crash course


A DRIVER accused of crashing into about 10 cars before pulling up, getting out and trying to steal another, has been charged with 16 offences.

The 52-year-old man, who will appear in Ipswich Magistrate­s Court today, allegedly collided with the vehicles along a 3km stretch of road in Churchill, near Ipswich, yesterday morning.

Police said the man was restrained by members of the public before being taken into custody.

A number of victims were taken to hospital with non-life threatenin­g injuries.

Charges against the man include 10 counts of wilful damage and two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, attempted unlawful entry of a vehicle, common assault and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.

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