The driver of the black ute scattered police attempting to arrest him on Fitzroy Bridge.
The driver of the black ute scattered police attempting to arrest him on Fitzroy Bridge.

WATCH: Dramatic body cam footage of bridge arrest attempt

2.30PM: QUEENSLAND police have released dramatic video footage taken on the Fitzroy "Old" Bridge yesterday afternoon when they attempted to intercept a man driving a black ute. 

At 4.11pm officers from the Capricornia District Tactical Crime Squad observed a man known to police in a black Ford Falcon utility.

After the officer jumped out of the car to arrest the man, he swung the ute across southbound traffic, colliding with two vehicles before speeding from the scene, scattering officers fearing for their safety. 

Three vehicles, including a police car were damaged in the incident in which investigators are continuing their appeal to the public for information. 

A still shot of the driver appeared to show a shoulder mark (or shoulder board), a flat cloth sleeve worn on the shoulder strap of a uniform. 

 

The driver of the black ute wanted by police after the hit and run on the Fitzroy Bridge.
The driver of the black ute wanted by police after the hit and run on the Fitzroy Bridge.

Police are appealing for information in relation to the incident and are asking the public to help in locate the black 2005 Ford Falcon ute with gold rims.

There is significant panel damage around the ute, particularly the passengers door and front.

Officers attempt to arrest driver of black ute on Fitzroy Bridge
Officers attempt to arrest driver of black ute on Fitzroy Bridge

 

Three vehicles were damaged in the arrest attempt on Fitzroy Bridge.
Three vehicles were damaged in the arrest attempt on Fitzroy Bridge.

 

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.

Quote this reference number: QP1901622714

 

9.15AM: POLICE are still investigating a vehicle that was involved in a traffic incident on the Fitzroy Bridge which badly damaged a police car.

A high speed police chase down Lakes Creek Road to Emu Park was called off by police about 5pm yesterday after the vehicle reached speeds of 180km/hr.

Police said the vehicle was seen driving on the wrong side of the road several times before the chase was terminated due to safety concerns.

Police say the vehicle of interest is still outstanding and are continuing with their investigations.

BRIDGE CRASH: Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on the old bridge.
BRIDGE CRASH: Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on the old bridge. Darryn Nuffer

5PM: A high speed police chase down Lakes Creek Road to Emu Park has been called off by police after the vehicle it was chasing reached speeds of 180km/hr.

Police said the vehicle was seen driving on the wrong side of the road several times before the chase was terminated due to safety concerns.

The vehicle on the run was involved in a traffic incident on the Fitzroy "Old" Bridge which badly damaged a police car.

The vehicle had earlier been spotted in a paddock in Stamford St, Berserker before heading off down Lakes Creek Road outbound at 120km/hr followed by two police vehicles.

One of the motorists involved in the bridge crash told The Morning Bulletin that a vehicle travelling north over the bridge attempted to turn across the face of traffic doing a U-turn to head south and collided with his and another vehicle.

His vehicle was too badly damaged to drive and was towed from the scene.

The woman driving the other vehicle was able to continue driving.

4.30PM: A POLICE vehicle was involved in a traffic crash on Rockhampton's Fitzroy (Old) Bridge this afternoon.

The traffic incident involving three vehicles occurred at 4.15pm.

Early reports have confirmed no one was trapped in their vehicles.

A P-plate driver who was believed to have collided with police car has reportedly fled the scene in a black ute with gold rims.

It is currently being chased by police at speeds exceeding 120km/hr down Lakes Creek Rd.

One badly damaged sedan was loaded onto a tow truck.

Normal traffic flow has now been restored.