A police dog has helped end an hour-long high-speed chase on the Gold Coast by biting the wanted man in the groin.
The man was driving a Ford Laser he had allegedly stolen and driven the wrong way down an on-ramp on Tuesday night.
He also allegedly ran a red light and turned in front of oncoming traffic before he caught police’s attention on the M1 at Oxenford about 8pm.
PolAir followed the driver from Pacific Pines through to Nerang, Broadbeach and Bundall.
But at Labrador, police were ready and waiting.
They rolled out road spikes, but they only slowed the Ford Laser down. More were used on Brisbane Road at Arundel and that forced the driver’s hand – he ran from the car.
The man fled into bushes, but police dog Bravo found him hiding and in the struggle bit him in groin.
Inspector Jim Plowman said the was in “a great deal of pain”.
“I guess it’s all a matter of perspective,” he said. “It’s a very sensitive area.”
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The man was later identified as former Bandido Kane Dean. The 33-year-old was arrested before being taken to hospital. It was initially thought he would need surgery.
However, Dean was well enough for a brief court appearance. He hasn’t applied for bail and will face court next month.