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Nightmare on Eton Range

Eton Range
Eton Range

AN ETON man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following an incident on Eton Range.

Police said it would be alleged that a man drove his vehicle at a car in which a man and a woman were travelling as they drove down Eton Range on the Peak Downs Hwy around 4.30pm Saturday.

The 23-year-old will face the Mackay Magistrates Court today charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.

The car containing the man and woman was allegedly rammed several times, forcing them off the road and into guard rails and sign posts, a police spokesman said.

They were able to accelerate away before flagging down a passing police vehicle, he said.

The occupants of the vehicle, a 44-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man, who live in the Mackay area, were not injured.

The man and woman were able to accelerate away before flagging down a passing police vehicle, the spokesman said.

The Eton Range, approximately 40km west of Mackay, is very steep and encounters heavy car and truck traffic on a daily basis.

The treacherous descent has been the scene of many crashes over the years.

Mackay police said they received triple zero calls regarding the incident and three police crews, one from Marian and two from Mackay city, were sent to the location, a police spokesman said.

One of the police crews responding to the call met with the man and woman on the eastern side of Walkerston, he said.

Police were able to obtain information regarding the event. Further investigation has resulted in a man voluntarily handing himself and his vehicle in to police, the spokesman said.

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