Two teens arrested after road chase
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy accused of leading police on a pursuit through Toowoomba in a stolen car Thursday night has been remanded in custody.
The boy, from Silkstone, and his 16-year-old boy co-accused, from Newtown, appeared before Toowoomba Children’s Court having spent the night in the watch house.
Both are charged with unlawfully using motor vehicles while the 15-year-old is also charged with stealing and wilful damage.
A Polair helicopter was called to track the vehicle and relay its position to police after it was spotted in Mort St, North Toowoomba, about 7pm Thursday.
Around 7.50pm a tyre deflation device was deployed on Curzon St just prior to the intersection with Jellicoe St to bring the car to a stop, after which three juveniles allegedly fled on foot.
The 15-year-old protested in court that he was only a passenger in the car, despite police claims he was identified as the driver.
Objecting to his bail application, police prosecutor Senior Constable Julia Wheaton said the boy had 13 previous offences of similar nature.
Magistrate Kay Ryan noted the boy already had 11 pages of criminal history and that he was on probation at the time.
Bail was refused and the boy held in detention.
His 16-year-old co-accused was granted bail to live with his aunt in Newtown, Toowoomba and abide by conditions.
Both were adjourned for mention in Toowoomba Children’s Court on December 20.
CHARGED: Two teenage boy were arrested and charged after allegedly driving a a vehicle in Toowoomba.