Man Leads Police on High Speed Chase—It Ends With a Regretful Limp
A police helicopter tracked a stolen car from Arundel to the Gold Coast on Tuesday night.
Kane Dean, 33, was caught on a stationary speed camera in a stolen gold 2001 Ford Laser near Oxenford.
Just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the police helicopter PolAir 1 then started tracking the car through Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Nerang, Broadbeach, Bundall, and Southport as the car speeding along at faster than 100 kilometres per hour.
In an attempt to stop the car, police deployed a spike strip at Hooker Boulevard.
But the car continued speeding along, with its wheels grinding and sparks flying, as the police followed in pursuit.
After driving through another sting the police set up on Government Road in Labrador, Dean finally came to a stop at Brisbane Road in Arundel where he got out of the car.
The chase ended when an officer and his police dog, Bravo, caught up with Dean, who was bitten in the groin. Dean was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where the police are closely guarding him.
During the pursuit, a male senior constable who was searching for Dean on foot fell down a two-metre rock embankment and broke his collarbone. He was treated at the Gold Coast Private Hospital.
Investigations have since discovered that the car was stolen outside of a unit complex in Labrador early on Sunday morning.
Dean has been charged with dangerous driving, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and driving without a licence. He was seen limping into Southport Court on Wednesday morning, the ABC reported. Dean did not apply for bail.