Qld teen charged after police chase ends in flames

A Queensland teenager has been charged over a police pursuit near Tweed Heads, which destroyed a police vehicle and another car after they erupted into flames.

The 17-year-old was taken into custody alongside two others on Thursday afternoon, however they have since been released without charge.

The dramatic scenes unfolded just before 2.00pm, when officers deployed road spikes at the Duranbah Tunnel near Chinderah in a bid to stop the car.


When it finally came to a halt on the shoulder, the grass caught fire destroying both the car and a highway patrol vehicle.

The trio were removed from the car and checked at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The teen accused of being behind the wheel has been charged with police pursuit – drive manner dangerous/not stop and driving whilst unlicensed.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Monday 16 September.