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Man charged with nearly 30 offences at Kelso


A man is facing 27 traffic, drug and stealing offences after allegedly trying to evade police in Townsville.

It will be alleged at 4.40pm yesterday, police were travelling on Hammond Way at Kelso when they noticed a white Holden Commodore with stolen registration plates attached.

Police activated emergency lights and siren however the vehicle sped off.

A tyre deflation device brought the vehicle to a stop on Riverway Drive near Maud street where officers arrested the driver.

The 34-year-old Yabulu man has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, drive under the influence of liquor or a drug and fail to comply with requirement to stop.

He has also been charged with four counts or disqualified driving, three counts each of evade police and use stolen registration plates, receiving tainted property, and stealing.

Two counts of drive uninsured vehicle and drive unregistered vehicle and one count each of assault police, possession of drug utensil (glass pipe) and two counts of possession of anything used in connection with a drug offence (clip seal bags and plastic scoop).

He will appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court today.