Boys, 14 and 16, arrested over dramatic police chase in Queensland

TWO teenage boys have been arrested after allegedly stealing a car and going on a road trip in north Queensland.

The boys, aged 14 and 16, are accused of stealing a 2014 Nissan Duke from a house at Townsville overnight.

The pair were allegedly seen driving dangerously through the city early on Thursday morning before embarking on a wild joyride to Charters Towers, 136km southwest of Townsville.


It’s alleged the teens pulled into a service station on the Flinders Highway at Woodstock and filled the stolen vehicle up with petrol before driving off without paying.

Police said officers successfully deployed road spikes on the highway at Gladstone Creek but the teen’s continued to drive towards Charters Towards with shredded tyres.

Officers pursued the stolen vehicle as it made its way through Charters Towers before it was abandoned in Paull St.

A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old boy were arrested nearby and remain in police custody.

No charges have yet been laid. Investigations are continuing.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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