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25 Y O Accused Of Driving Dangerously Faces New Charges

UPDATE | A 25-year-old Whiterock man now faces additional charges after initially being charged over dangerous driving incidents across Cairns on Wednesday morning.  

He faces four new charges relating to his arrest for multiple offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of motor vehicles and possess dangerous drugs and possess explosives.

The man was charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a weapon, stealing and two counts of receiving tainted property.

It’s alleged the man was in possession of a rimfire rifle when intercepted by police in Earlville on Wednesday.

It’s further alleged the man stole a quantity of fuel from a Smithfield business on June 24 and was in possession of stolen registration plates.

The man is scheduled to reappear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Detectives continue their public appeal for witnesses and motorists with dash camera vision of a white 2016 Nissan X Trail's manner of driving in Foster Road, Mount Sheridan on Wednesday. 

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via
crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

EARLIER | A 25-year-old man has been charged over dangerous driving incidents across Cairns on Wednesday morning.  

Police allege the man stole a wallet, phone, car keys and car from a business in Faculty Close, Smithfield on Tuesday morning.

It’s further alleged the man stole a second vehicle, a white 2016 Nissan XTrail, which was then driven by the man in the early hours of this morning, in a dangerous manner on the wrong side of Foster Road, Mount Sheridan, toward oncoming traffic. It’s alleged the man was disqualified from holding a drivers’ licence at the time.

Police also allege the man was in possession of a quantity of methylamphetamine and heroin as well as ammunition.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Wednesday.  

Investigators are appealing for witnesses and other road users who witnessed the dangerous driving incident that occurred between 12.30am and 12.45am today on Foster Road, and for those motorists who took evasive action to avoid a collision.

Detectives are also appealing for anyone with dash camera vision of this vehicle, to contact detectives.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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