Teen crim to be out on Mon­day

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A TEENAGER who led po­lice on sev­eral high-speed chases af­ter steal­ing a car from a home in Parap has been sen­tenced to 12 months’ jail.

Chan­nel 9 re­ported the 17year-old’s sen­tence was sus­pended af­ter five months and, with time served, meant he would be re­leased from Don Dale on Mon­day.

The teen pleaded guilty to steal­ing a Toy­ota Kluger from a Parap home about 5am on July 26 be­fore lead­ing po­lice on chases across Dar­win and Palmer­ston. Video showed it be­ing driven on the wrong side of Bagot Rd not long be­fore it even­tu­ally crashed, on the cor­ner of Ross Smith and Hud­son Fysh av­enues in Parap.

The teenager was pre­vi­ously re­peat­edly granted bail by for­mer youth court judge Sue Oliver, and breached it, in­clud­ing by com­mit­ting a rob­bery on a taxi driver, re­fus­ing drug tests and pos­sess­ing metham­phetamine and a sy­ringe. The keys to the Kluger were stolen from in­side the Parap home – af­ter en­try was forced through a laun­dry door – not far from a sleep­ing tod­dler and baby.

A vic­tim im­pact state­ment stated per­pe­tra­tors “need to un­der­stand the men­tal im­pact this type of of­fend­ing has on their vic­tims”.

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