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Dangerous Driving, Stuart

A man has been charged after being accused of failing to stop for police in Stuart on Tuesday morning.

It will be alleged at 9.47am a vehicle filled up at a Calcium service station on the Flinders Highway and left without paying for the fuel. The white Nissan Patrol was stolen from a Kirwan Street address in the early hours of October 7.

Police observed the vehicle a short time later travelling north on the Flinders Highway at speed and crossing to the wrong side of the road.

At 10:25am police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device at Roseneath causing the right rear tyre to be blown. Police commenced a pursuit however the vehicle continued to drive north before leaving the road and rolling near Gully Street at Stuart.

The driver and sole occupant was taken into custody and transported to Townsville Hospital as a precaution before been charged at the watch house.

A 22-year-old man from Aitkenvale has been charged with three counts each of driving of motor vehicle without a driver licence and stealing. One count each of unlawful possession of a motor vehicle, evade police and dangerous operation of a vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance

He is expected to appear at Townsville Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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