Drunk, unlicensed teen sparks police pursuit, crashes into house in NSW

A drunk and unlicensed teenage boy has allegedly led police on a chase in a stolen car before crashing into a house in rural NSW.

Police said officers were notified of a Holden Commodore driving recklessly through the small town of Bourke, in the state’s north-west, shortly after 10.30pm last night.

Officers attempted to stop the sedan on Mertin Street, however the driver allegedly refused to pull over.


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Following a brief pursuit, police said the vehicle mounted a kerb, smashed through a fence and crashed into a house.

Miraculously, no one was injured.

The teenage driver was arrested at the scene.

Police said he was drunk, unlicensed and had taken the vehicle without the owner’s permission.

He was taken to Bourke Police Station and charged with driver never licensed, drive with high range PCA, take and use conveyance without consent of owner, and police pursuit – not stop- drive recklessly.

The teenage boy was bailed to appear at a children’s court on 4 August.