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16 June, 2021

A Citizens Arrest

A CITIZEN’S arrest has led to the apprehension of a man believed to have been involved in a two-vehicle accident on the Bruce Highway near Alligator Creek, south of Mackay, this evening.


A CITIZEN’S arrest has led to the apprehension of a man believed to have been involved in a two-vehicle accident on the Bruce Highway near Alligator Creek, south of Mackay, this evening.


Police were called to the scene at 5.50pm, and witnesses told police one of the vehicles involved was believed to have had no registration plates.


Members of the public intervened, stopping the driver from leaving the scene with a citizens’ arrest. The driver has now been taken into police custody.


A police spokesperson said both lanes of the highway were blocked for about 40 minutes but the highway has since reopened with both lanes of traffic now flowing freely.


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