Polair chopper used to track man on Gold Coast

A MAN is facing a string of driving, drugs and assault charges after he allegedly failed to stop for police on the Gold Coast before they used a tyre deflation device to bring his vehicle to a halt.

Police will allege that around 5.45pm they attempted to stop a four-wheel drive in Bundall Road Bundall.

The vehicle has allegedly failed to stop and was tracked by Polair before a tyre deflation device was successfully deployed in Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise and the man was subsequently detained.

Police will also allege that following a search of the man a quantity of drugs, drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money was allegedly found in his possession.

The man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment to injuries and was later charged.

The 22-year-old man was charged in relation to the incident with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle, serious assault of a police officer, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and driving under the influence of liquor.

He was also charged with a number of other offences including two counts each of possessing dangerous drugs and possessing a drug utensil and one count each of possessing counterfeit money, possessing anything for use in the commission of a crime and failing to take reasonable care and precautions in respect of a syringe or needle.

He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.