Chaotic police chase after alleged baseball bat attack
A DRAMATIC police chase sparked by an alleged attack with a baseball bat came to an end when a police dog found a man hiding in bushland on Saturday night.
Police were called to Colman Cres, Burrum River, following reports that a 52-year-old Maryborough man had been assaulted by a man armed with a baseball bat.
The man was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment for a broken arm.
Police will allege a 46-year-old man left the scene after the assault, along with a 49-year-old Maryborough woman, who had been at the address.
They headed to the Sunshine Coast on the Bruce Highway.
The pair then turned around and headed north.
With the assistance of Polair police attempted to intercept the car on the Bruce Highway at Palmview, about 6.40pm.
Police will allege the vehicle failed to stop and drove dangerously weaving in and out of traffic at roadworks before striking a concrete barrier, which resulted in the vehicle's airbags being deployed.
The car then struck another northbound vehicle, pushing it sideways.
The female driver of this vehicle was not injured.
Police will allege the man ran from the scene and into nearby bushland.
A police dog tracked him and he was arrested after being found hiding.
Following the arrest, the man suffered a medical episode, with police providing first aid before the man was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment.
The Maryborough woman who was in his vehicle was not physically injured.
The 46-year-old Maryborough man was released from hospital and has been denied police bail.
He is due to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court tomorrow, charged with enter dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offence using actual violence while armed with an offensive instrument and damage property, assault occasioning bodily harm while armed with an offensive instrument, wilful damage, stealing, unlicensed driving while suspended and evade police.
All three people were known to each other and investigations continue.