Man charged after site rampage

A 43-YEAR-OLD Yeppoon man has been charged with 16 offences after a front-end loader was allegedly used to damage buildings at the Harvey Norman construction site on Pilot Farm Road on Christmas Day.

Police were called to the site at about 6.50pm on Sunday following reports of a heavy vehicle being driving around, damaging property.

Police attended and took the driver into custody without incident.

According to police media, it will be alleged that property, including four portable dongas, a shipping container, a prime mover and rigid truck and bobcat, along with two utilities, were damaged.

The man was charged with 16 offences, including 12 counts of wilful damage, and charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of liquor, and dangerous driving.

He was due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday.

It is understood two other men were also at the site with the man.

No one was injured during the incident.


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