Driver charged after swerving at police in Bungalow

May 16, 2023 7:29 am in by

A man accused of driving at police officers has been charged in Cairns.

Around 8.20pm Monday, police officers were conducting Random Breath Testing at a static site on Aumuller Street, Bungalow when a Kia Stonic has allegedly driven at officers causing them to jump out of the way.

The vehicle fled the scene, with no people injured during the incident.

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Police found the vehicle a short time later abandoned at Manunda.

Investigations led police to a Westcourt address around 1.30am today, where a 20-year-old local man was taken into custody.

He has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, fail to comply with requirement to stop, driving without a licence and possessing dangerous drugs (cannabis).

His bail has been refused and he is expected to appear before Cairns Magistrates Court today.