A 47-year-old female Senior Constable from the Forensic Crash Unit who was travelling on the motorway stopped at the scene and confronted the man.
They became involved in a struggle during which the man allegedly assaulted the police officer.
Four members of the public helped the officer by holding the man down until more police crews arrived and took him into custody.
The Senior Constable was taken to the Robina Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injures.
The man was taken to hospital for a laceration to his head and his shoulder.
Multiple motorists were also treated at the scene and taken to hospital with what were believed to be minor injuries.
Police were calling on the woman on the sports motorbike that the man tried to steal, as well as any other witnesses, to come forward to help with investigations.
A 44-year-old man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.
Investigations are continuing.