A TEENAGE driver and four of his mates have been charged with drug and traffic offences after allegedly ramming a police car and accelerating towards an officer north of Brisbane.
The dramatic scenes unfolded on a dead-end street at Joyner, in Moreton Bay, shortly after 2am on Saturday.
Police said officers were trying to intercept the teenager’s vehicle when it’s alleged the 17-year-old boy at the wheel rammed their patrol car in a cul-de-sac at the end of Gordons Crossing Road West.
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The teen driver then allegedly drove at one of the officers after he got out and started walking towards the vehicle.
Fellow officers were forced to use their patrol car to ram the teenager’s vehicle and box it in to stop it from leaving before apprehending the 17-year-old driver and his four passengers, two boys aged 16 and another two aged 17.
A woman who lives on the street and witnessed the frightening incident told 7 News she heard one of the officers yelling at the boys after arresting them.
“The other police cars ran into the car twice to stop it, then there was a whole heap of commotion and the police telling them to stop and put their hands on the roof,” the woman said.
“There was a lot of yelling and shouting … the policeman saying, ‘Didn’t you see what happened recently with the other policeman that got hit? I’ve got a wife and two kids to get home to’.”
All five teens have since been charged with possessing dangerous drugs and a drug utensil, while the driver is also charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
The incident comes just two weeks after a young police officer was left fighting for his life after being mowed down and dragged along a road by two teenagers in a stolen car at Booval, west of Brisbane.
Constable Peter McAulay, 24, was deploying road spikes to stop the teen’s car when he was struck on September 27.
He suffered critical head and internal injuries and spent the following week fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl who were travelling in the stolen car at the time were charged with attempted murder over the incident and will reappear in court next month.
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