A disqualified drink-driver is facing a string of charges after letting two mates surf on the roof and boot of his car, leaving them seriously hurt, Queensland police say.
Police say the man was over the limit, banned from driving and behind the wheel of an unregistered car when he let his friends go car surfing down the main street of Port Douglas on Saturday night.
As the vehicle approached an intersection, two men who were on the roof and boot were flung off, leaving them seriously hurt.
Police allege the 23-year-old driver kept going but a few minutes later returned to check on his friends and was promptly arrested.
An 18-year-old man suffered head injuries and was rushed to the Cairns hospital. The other car surfer, also aged 23, was taken to the Mossman Hospital with spinal and pelvic injuries.
The driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence, unlicensed and disqualified driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, driving an unregistered car and possessing a drug utensil.
He’ll face the Mossman Magistrates Court on June 29.