Woman charged after dangerous driving and ramming cars in Port Douglas



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A 41-year-old Cairns woman will face court after allegedly driving dangerously on the Captain Cook Highway before ramming two cars in Port Douglas on Wednesday.

Police are calling for anyone who many have witnessed the woman driving dangerously between Cairns and Port Douglas.

A police spokesperson said between 12.10pm and 1:00pm, a woman allegedly drove a 2011 silver RAV4 dangerously on the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas.

“Once in Port Douglas, it will be alleged she attended an address in Endeavour Street and rammed two cars with her Toyota RAV4 which then caught fire and was destroyed.

“The woman entered the house and allegedly began destroying property until police arrived and she was arrested.

“A man aged in his 40s, and known to the woman, who was at the address at the time, was not injured,” the spokesperson said.

The woman has been charged with burglary, dangerous operation of a vehicle, evading police, serious assault of a police officer, unlawful stalking and two counts of wilful damage domestic violence.

The woman received medical treatment for minor injuries she sustained during the incident.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed a 2011 silver RAV4 driving dangerously on the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas between 12.10pm and 1:00pm today to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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