New South Wales Police video shows dramatic 'Grand Theft Auto' car chase and shootout

The armed man was eventually disarmed and arrested when a driver hit him on the busy motorway in New South Wales

Jack Simpson
Tuesday 10 February 2015 10:09
The man allegedly shot a number of shots at passing traffic
The man allegedly shot a number of shots at passing traffic

Australian police have released a video showing a dramatic high-speed car chase and shootout involving two men, one armed, on a busy highway in New South Wales.

The video was captured by a police helicopter last week and shows two men fleeing police in a blue Mitsibushi Lancer before exiting the vehicle and firing shots at police and fellow drivers.

Police traffic spikes were eventually able to bring the car to a stop.

This led to the armed men attempting to flee on foot, with one of them, a 32-year-old male, brandishing a weapon at oncoming traffic on the Pacific Motorway from Brisbane, Queensland to Ewingsdale, New South Wales.

He then, according to police, fired a number of shots at a passing car.

The shooter was only disarmed and arrested when another car struck him and knocked him to the ground.

Police say the car’s other occupant, a 20-year-old male, was arrested soon after without incident.

Both men have been charged by New South Wales Police with attempted murder, as well as alleged carjacking offences.

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