Three police cars were allegedly hit by drink drivers in separate incidents over the weekend.

The first collision involved a stolen Mustang which was allegedly rammed into two police cars as the driver tried to avoid arrest.

Police said at around 7.30pm on Friday, a 35-year-old Yarrabah woman stole a set of car keys from a Kiernan Street home and stole a 2021 Mustang parked in the driveway.


The car was located by police at a Brinsmead service station at about 10.20pm.


“The driver, a man and two women were arrested at the scene,” a police spokesperson said.

“It will be further alleged police located a clip seal bag containing a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine in the driver’s possession.

“A 35-year-old Yarrabah woman was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlicenced driving, mid-range drink driving, possess dangerous drugs, obstruct police, stealing and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.”

A 20-year-old Manoora woman and an 18-year-old Mooroobool woman were also each charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A Parramatta Park man, aged 29, was charged with obstructing police and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

The Yarrabah woman’s bail was opposed and she will reappear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 23 August.

The three others received bail and will appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 16 August.


On Saturday, police responded to another alleged drink driving incident after a stationary police vehicle was hit.

It’s alleged a 23-year-old New South Wales man crashed his vehicle into a police car which was in a Sheridan Street centre parking bay waiting for traffic.

The man was detained at the scene, before being taken to the Cairns Police Station.

His breath test returned a positive reading of 0.128 and he was charged with one count of mid-range drink driving.

He’s scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 18 August. 

The driver allegedly accelerated towards and struck both police vehicles in an attempt to flee.