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Man Causes Traffic Chaos, Running Motorists, Police Off M1

A speeding motorist has caused traffic chaos on the M1 from Ormeau to Gaven this afternoon, ending in a police arrest. 

The man, who is in his 30s, is currently under police guard at Gold Coast University receiving medical attention. 

The man allegedly ran motorists and police cars off the road in a high-speed chase that only ended when he ran out of fuel on a busy Gold Coast highway.

Police received numerous calls on Monday about the man speeding and forcing cars off the road on the Pacific Motorway as he drove between Ormeau and Gaven.

Officers who tried to intercept him were also forced off the road by the man's dangerous driving before an empty tank of petrol forced him to a stop at Gaven.

He then allegedly assaulted two officers and tried to steal a police car before he was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in police custody.

The two officers sustained minor injuries.

Police say the man may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The police report also suggests the man attempted to steal a police vehicle before he was detained. 

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.

with AAP

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