Queensland Police join in on Back To The Future day and deploy ‘Hoverboard Unit’ to investigate incident

Police said they charged a 17-year-old man ‘in possession of a licence which expired over 30 years ago’

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 21 October 2015 16:07 BST
Queensland Police deploying their 'Hoverboard Unit'
Queensland Police deploying their 'Hoverboard Unit' (Queensland Police)

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Queensland Police have joined in with the fun of Back To The Future day – the day that the film’s character Marty McFly arrived in 2015 – and claim to have needed to deploy their “hoverboard unit” to a traffic incident today.

Queensland Police said that on the morning of 21 October, officers from the Mount Isa Hoverboard Unit were called to attend a traffic crash on Rodeo Drive, where a silver sedan had crashed into a power pole near the cinema causing a severe power outage to the area.

A 17-year-old driver was questioned at the scene, where he claimed he was driving at 88 miles per hour. Police said they charged the man and claim to have found he was carrying a drivers’ licence that was out of date by 30 years.

“Investigations into the vehicle and what a flux capacitor is, are ongoing,” police said in a statement.

Police reported a loss of power to the Mount Isa Cinema building. Owner Jodi Saunders said the driver got out of the car and asked for a Pepsi.

“He also wanted to know when we would be playing Jaws 19,” Jodi Saunders said.

Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady advised that the power outage caused damage to the town clock, which has stopped working.

“We have repairs underway to save the clock tower,” Mayor McGrady said.

This is not the first time Queensland’s police force has joked with the public – in March this year police wrote on their Facebook page: “Truck carrying bananas has rolled on Paradise Road, Larapinta. Don’t go ape if you can’t get through. Spit in another direction.”

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