Rebels gang member in crash threatened driver: police

A REBELS motorcycle gang member made threats against the victim of a crash he allegedly caused while drink-driving on the Gold Coast, police say.

A 40-year-old Southport man has been charged with driving under the influence following the serious crash in Main Beach.

Police will allege around 11.15pm, a utility travelling southbound on the Gold Coast Highway has crashed into the back of another vehicle which was stationary at a red traffic light at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Tedder Avenue.

It will be further alleged the driver of the vehicle which crashed into the stationary vehicle has made threats to the other driver if she contacted police.

The driver was arrested at the scene and taken to Southport Police Station where he allegedly returned a BAC of .160%.

The 26-year-old female driver of the stationary vehicle sustained internal injuries and suspected spinal injuries and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The 40-year-old man is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court today.

Further charges in relation to threats made against the other driver are expected.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


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