Man allegedly sped off from police and jumped fences

A MAN who allegedly sped off from police and drove dangerously before jumping fences has been arrested. 

Hervey Bay Police Station's Senior Sergeant Darryn Morris said the 35-year-old accelerated after police activated their lights on Long St, Point Vernon.

It is alleged the man drove onto the wrong side of the road near the esplanade and cut across a roundabout before pulling up and entering a residential yard.

Snr Sgt Morris said the Point Vernon man jumped several fences.

The police dog squad was brought in and after sighting the man and calling out to him, he came forward and was arrested.

He has been charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, driving unlicensed and for an alleged low-range blood alcohol reading.  

The incident took place about 2.30pm Saturday.

Snr Sgt Morris wasn't sure exactly how long the incident lasted. 

A court date has been set for January 7.


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