Dangerous driving charge, North Brisbane

Police have charged a man with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle following a traffic incident which occurred across North Brisbane this morning.

At about 5.30am, it is alleged a man drove a vehicle at high speed along Gympie Road and proceeded through the Airport Link Tunnel on the wrong side of the road.

It is alleged the man drove south along the north bound lanes of the Gateway Motorway Bridge and stopped at the top of the bridge where he produced a knife to police.

It is further alleged the man exited his vehicle without the knife and attempted to run across multiple lanes of traffic on the bridge when he was taken into custody by police and arrested.

The man was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment.

A 52-year-old Hope Island man is charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle whilst adversely affected, drive under the influence of liquor or drug and possession of a knife in a public place.

The man will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 13.

No one was injured during the incident.

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