Man bitten, officer hurt after Qld chase

Christine Flatley

A man has been charged after leading police on a high speed pursuit on the Gold Coast, which ended when he was bitten on the groin by a police dog.

A male senior constable also suffered a broken collarbone after falling down an embankment while searching for the man.

The man came to police attention about 8pm on Tuesday when his stolen car sped through a stationary speed camera.

The police helicopter tracked the car through several suburbs as the driver sped through red lights and wove through traffic.

The car's tyres were punctured but the 33-year-old man continued driving on rims before exiting the vehicle on Brisbane Road in Arundel.

He was tracked by a police dog, which bit him on the groin.

The man was taken to hospital but has since been released and charged with dangerous driving, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and unlicenced or disqualified driving.

He will face Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday.