Four Gold Coast teens charged after dangerous joyride in stolen 4WD

FOUR teenagers, including two as young as 13, have been arrested and charged after a wild chase in a stolen car on the Gold Coast.

Police were first notified of a stolen 4WD travelling around Coolangatta at 5.30pm on Thursday and immediately started a search for the vehicle.

It wasn’t until 8.30pm that the car was finally tracked down in Elanora.


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Officers successfully deployed tyre spikes along Currumbin Creek Road but the car kept travelling at a slow speed to the nearby KP McGrath Drive.

The car has then collided with a police vehicle, which sustained minor damage, before mounting the median strip and slamming into a security fence.

The alleged driver, a 13-year-old Currumbin Waters boy, was taken to hospital for treatment for an unrelated medical matter.

The boy has since been denied bail and is due to appear in the Southport Children’s Court on two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and evade police.

Two female passengers, a 14-year-old from Worongary and a 16-year-old from Mermaid Beach were also denied bail and are due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court.

The younger girl has been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and the older girl, one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.

A 13-year-old Mermaid Beach girl has been charged with three counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear at the Southport Children’s Court at a later date.

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let us hope we hear what sentences they are given for this, and that it starts to send a message to those thinking they can behave in an anti social and dangerous way and get away with it

It’s high time the parents of kids started being held accountable.