Driver crashes in on church service

| March 29, 2010

More than 300 people were at a church service when a man allegedly drove a car through the glass doors of the southeast Queensland church on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Nambour man was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and wilful damage after allegedly crashing in on a Sunday night church service north of Brisbane.

Police say he allegedly drove his car through the glass doors of the Suncoast Christian Church on Kiel Mountain Road at Woombye around 8.10pm (AEST).

Senior pastor Chas Gullo said the congregation was shocked when the car burst through the side glass doors.

"I was standing on the platform and then our big

glass doors collapsed and starting moving towards me," Dr Gullo said.

"The auditorium is very large and thankfully the incident was about 10 metres away from us."

He said more than 300 people, aged in their teens and up, were inside the church at the time of the incident.

No one, including the driver, was hurt, police say.

The driver has been bailed to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on April 20.

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