Police chased a vehicle from Lowood to Patrick Estate on Sunday night before arresting two women on dangerous driving and drugs charges.
Police chased a vehicle from Lowood to Patrick Estate on Sunday night before arresting two women on dangerous driving and drugs charges.

Ipswich women take Lowood police on wild chase before arrest

Police have charged two women with driving and drug related offences after a wild car chase through Lowood last night was ended with tyre deflation devices.

The drama began around 6.50pm Sunday when police tried to intercept a vehicle on Railway Street that was driving in an erratic manner.

The vehicle failed to stop when directed and instead sped away.

Police said they followed the vehicle and a passenger threw items including a bottle at the police vehicle.

Police used their Polair2 helicopter to direct officers on the ground to the vehicle's movements.

They deployed a tyre deflation device on Patrick Estate Road however the vehicle failed to stop and the pursuit continued.

Police deployed additional tyre deflation devices further along Patrick Estate Road with the vehicle eventually stopping in nearby Haslingden Park Drive after three tyres were deflated.

Two women, the 17-year-old driver and her 22-year-old passenger, attempted to flee the scene but were apprehended by police.

One eyewitness to the scene said that by the time the chase was going past her street it was a slow speed chase as the car had shredded tyres and was driving on its rims.

"They had no where to go in the estate and the police blocked off the only entrance/exit," the witness said.

"There were so many police cars it looked like a movie. We counted seven police cars and a chopper."

One eyewitness captured the scene on their phone (photo: Jenny Mitchell)
One eyewitness captured the scene on their phone (photo: Jenny Mitchell) Jenny Mitchell

The driver, a teenager from Karana Downs, has been charged with unlicensed driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop and possession of a drug utensil.

The passenger, a woman from Brassall, has been charged with endangering the safe use of a vehicle by throwing objects.

Both women are due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning. 


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