Backpacker charged after car ploughs into tent at Gayndah

UPDATE: POLICE have charged a 26-year-old English backpacker with dangerous operation of a vehicle after a car he was allegedly driving ploughed into a tent at Gayndah on Sunday night.

Acting Sergeant Wyatt Telford said two women were initially thought to be sleeping inside the tent, however, they were actually inside a tent pitched directly opposite.

"They were very lucky," he said.

The women, aged 21 and 24, were also tourists and were allegedly known to the 26-year-old man.

He will appear in Gayndah Magistrates Court on Thursday.

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating whether a man deliberately drove his car into a tent containing two women at Gayndah on Sunday night.

A police spokesman said the car hit the tent, pitched at the Riverview Caravan Park on Barrow St, at 11pm.

The women escaped uninjured.

Investigations are continuing.



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