Man allegedly reaches 182kmh

Speedster could not escape eye in the sky

A REDBANK Plains man has been charged for dangerous driving and a number of other serious offences after allegedly reaching speeds of up to 182kmh on the Ipswich Motorway.

Polair 2 observed a vehicle driving at high speeds on Saturday night along the Gateway Motorway at Drewvale.

The police chopper tracked the vehicle as it travelled onto the Logan Motorway and Ipswich Motorway, allegedly weaving past other vehicles.

Investigations estimate the vehicle may have been travelling approximately 182kmh along the Ipswich Motorway at Goodna.

The vehicle was tracked to an address on Twidale Drive at Riverview where officers, with the assistance of Polair 2, attended and took a man into custody.

The man, 30, has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle with incorrect number plates and possessing tainted property.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court this morning.



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