Update missing woman, Port Douglas

Police would like thank the public for their assistance in locating a 20-year-old Port Douglas woman reported missing around midnight on Tuesday.

At approximately 6pm yesterday police received information from the public about a black coloured 2012 Holden Commodore Station wagon in the Mareeba area.

Police observed the vehicle travelling on the Kennedy Highway towards Cairns and attempted to stop the vehicle using tyre deflation devices, without success.

At about 7.40pm the car (pictured), left the Kennedy Highway and travelled down a steep embankment on the Kuranda Range.

The 20-year-old woman was located by police at the crash site whilst the male driver fled into bushland on foot.

Specialist police and a helicopter tracked the 24-year-old through bushland near Smithfield. He was taken into custody at about 9pm.

He is currently assisting police with their investigation. The woman has received medical treatment for her injuries.

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 24hrs per day.

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