Man removes trousers during police chase

VIDEO: Man removes pants during police pursuit

POLICE have charged a man after an incident in which a stolen vehicle allegedly evaded police between Oxley and Redbank Plains on the weekend.

Police were conducting patrols in the Oxley area when they saw a white BMW sedan travelling along Blunder Road.

It will be alleged when police attempted to intercept the vehicle, the driver failed to stop.

The vehicle was tracked from Oxley to Redbank Plains by Polair where a tyre-deflation device was successfully deployed at Jones Road.

The vehicle was tracked for a short distance to McNamara Court where the man allegedly abandoned it and ran from police.

The police helicopter continued to track him as he made his way through a number of properties before removing his pants and continuing to run.

An extensive search of the area involving the dog squad located him nearby.

It will be alleged the vehicle was stolen from a Moorooka business on July 12.

A 23-year-old Woodford has been charged with three counts of receiving tainted property, two counts of stealing and one count each of unlawful use of motor vehicle, possession of knife in a public place, possess night instrument of house breaking, fail to stop motor vehicle, enter premises and commit indictable offences, and driving of motor vehicles without a driver's licence.

He is due to face Ipswich Magistrates Court on August 24.


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