Attempted murder charges, Weipa

June 5, 2023 7:02 am in by

A man has been charged with attempted murder over an incident in Weipa.

It’s alleged that around 8.30am, May 27, a Toyota Landcruiser was driving dangerously and intentionally drove into the rear of a Mazda 3 several times on McLeod Drive at Rocky Point.

This allegedly caused the Mazda 3 to crash into a power pole.

Article continues after this ad

It will be further alleged that a 31-year-old man, the alleged driver of the Toyota Landcruiser, exited his vehicle and assaulted the 26-year-old female driver of the Mazda.

It will be alleged the man and woman are known to each other.

Police attended and the man allegedly presented to officers while holding a knife, and injured himself.

Officers deployed a taser and he was taken into custody.

The 26-year-old Mission River woman was airlifted to Townsville University Hospital, in a critical condition and her condition is now stable.

Article continues after this ad

An 18-year-old woman and 19-year-old woman, passengers in the Mazda, were transported to Weipa Hospital in stable conditions.

The 31-year-old Mapoon man was transported to Cairns Hospital for treatment.

He appeared before Cairns Magistrates Court on May 29, where he was remanded in custody to reappear in court on July 3.

Police appeal to anyone with information which may assist investigations to come forward.