Two teens ar­rested after road chase

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: 7 News Toowoomba

CHARGED: Two teenage boy were ar­rested and charged after al­legedly driv­ing a a ve­hi­cle in Toowoomba.

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