Four charged after police dog squad van destroyed in chase
UPDATE 9.09AM: Police have charged three men and a woman following an incident occurred last night in Deagon.
One male person was charged with unlawful use of motor vehicle and serious assault of a police officer. He will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning.
One female person was charged with unlawful use of motor vehicle and possess property suspect of having been used in connection with the commission of a drug offence.
A second male was also charged with unlawful use of motor vehicle and serious assault of a police officer and will appear in the Sandgate Magistrates Court next month.
The third male person involved in this incident remains in hospital with unrelated injuries and remains under police guard.
4.40AM: A POLICE dog squad van has been destroyed by fire at Deagon after police tried to intercept a four-wheel-drive which allegedly failed to stop on the Bruce Highway.
Police attempted to intercept the vehicle at Brighton about 8.30pm on Thursday night but it failed to stop, prompting a chase.
"Police then pursued the vehicle before it became stuck in long grass near the Depot Road on-ramp a few minutes later,'' police said.
"Officers approached the four wheel drive to arrest the four occupants, three men and one woman, however they allegedly resisted, attempting to drive off.
"Long grass under the vehicle caught fire forcing police to break the windows in order to remove the occupants.
The fire engulfed the four wheel drive and spread to also destroy a police dog squad vehicle.
No injuries were sustained by police or the police dog.
The road was closed at the scene until around 11.30pm.
"All four were arrested with two men being taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. One man was subsequently released from hospital.
"Two men and one woman are currently assisting police with inquiries whilst the other man remains under guard at hospital.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.