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Driver charged after swerving close to runners on closed road

August 17, 2022 7:31 am in by
Local News

A young woman has been charged, accused of ignoring police and driving close to marathon runners on a cordoned off road at the weekend.

Officers allege they directed a vehicle to stop, as it travelled along Cottontree Esplanade around 8.15am on Sunday, while the road was closed for a race.

But the driver allegedly sped off, running over traffic cones and coming close to a number of runners.

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Police say the vehicle also struck a gutter before continuing north onto Duporth Avenue and leaving the scene.

A 20-year-old Maroochydore woman has since been charged with a string of offences including dangerous operation of a vehicle, failure to comply with requirement to stop vehicle, driving unlicensed, burglary, and dangerous drug (cannabis) possession.

She’s also accused of possessing a knife in public, stealing and obstructing police.

The woman is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.

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