Teens arrested after crashing stolen Hummer before setting it alight

Five teenagers have been arrested after a wild joyride across the Gold Coast in an allegedly stolen Hummer.

The Hummer H3 was spotted being driven from a carpark in Mermaid Waters around 9.30pm on Friday, narrowly missing a pedestrian.

It was later seen in Varsity Lakes where it allegedly hit a parked car near the intersection of Stamford Drive and Christine Avene.


The car then allegedly hit another parked car on Cumberland Drive before clipping a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

The Hummer was later abandoned on Frascott Avenue and set alight causing minor damage to the front driver’s seat.

The teens were tracked by PolAir and the Dog Squad to a backyard in South Lake Drive and were arrested.

One of them, a 17-year-old, is accused of spitting at officers after becoming aggressive during his arrest.

He has been charged with serious assault of a police officer, burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and arson and was refused bail to front the Children’s Court.

A second 17-year-old charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempted arson and burglary and was also refused bail.

Police are still investigating the involvement of the other three boys.