Teen accused of leading police on 57km chase in stolen car

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested and charged after allegedly leading police on a lengthy pursuit in a stolen car in southern NSW.

Police were first alerted to sightings of the stolen red Suziki 4WD being driven along Blakemore Street at Ashmore, in the Riverina city of Wagga Wagga, just after 8pm last night.

As Highway Patrol officers tried intercepting the vehicle, however, it’s alleged the driver took off, triggering a pursuit.


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Officers pursued the vehicle for around 57 kilometres, along the Sturt Highway and through Collingullie and Galore, before the driver stopped two kilometres east of Lockhart Road.

The 17-year-old boy behind the wheel was arrested and taken to Wagga Police Station where he was charged with a long list of serious offences, including:

  • take & drive conveyance without consent of owner;
  • police pursuit – not stop (Skye’s Law); and
  • never licenced person drive vehicle on road.

The boy was also charged in relation to several outstanding warrants.

He was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear before a Children’s Court today.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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