Woman drives car into Gold Coast river to escape Queensland police.

A motorist has rammed a Queensland police vehicle and then driven her car over road spikes and into a Gold Coast river in an unsuccessful attempt to escape officers.

Police said they spotted a car they were looking for on Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road after midnight.

The police car was rammed while trying to pull the vehicle over.

Officers followed the car into a carpark and placed road spikes at its entrance, but the driver launched her car over the spikes and into the Pimpama River.

She then abandoned a dog in the car and swam a short distance before police caught up with her.

The woman was this morning charged with dangerous driving.

She is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court next month.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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