Man escapes police after 200km chase

BRIDIE JABOUR
Last updated 12:24 13/08/2012

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A police pursuit that spanned about 200 kilometres did not end in an arrest after the driver avoided three sets of spikes, almost ran over a police officer and evaded the dog squad after disappearing into bushland.

Police said they tried to pull over a green 1992 Nissan Patrol in Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, about 10.30am yesterday for previous offences which included evading police.

An hour later, spikes were first set up on the Cunningham Highway at Willowbank but the driver rammed a police car to get around the spikes.

The driver also avoided spikes further south on the Cunningham Highway at Warrill View.

The car travelled along Beaudesert-Boonah Road to Bromelton, and at 12.10pm the driver avoided spikes set up at Waste Facility Road by driving off the road at an officer and ramming two police cars.

Police said the officer had to take evasive action to avoid being hit.

The car was last seen turning off the Mount Lindsay Highway and on to Kurragong Drive at Jimboomba, where the offender abandoned the car and fled into bushland on foot.

Police, including the dog squad, searched the surrounding areas but could not find the offender.

Investigations are continuing.

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