Three teenagers have been taken into custody following a dramatic and dangerous stolen car chase which stretched all the way from the streets of the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast overnight.
The chaos unfolded around 7.30 on Thursday, when police spotted a Porsche Cayenne, which had been stolen from a home in Daisy Hill on Wednesday, driving along the Gold Coast Highway in Surfers Paradise.
Officers attempted to intercept the SUV but it sped off, with the police chopper called in to help track the vehicle as it headed north on the Pacific and Gateway Motorways before merging onto the Bruce Highway.
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A police vehicle again attempted to stop the car at North Lakes, however it allegedly took off at “dangerously high speeds” in excess of 200km/h.
Despite police deploying road spikes on the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway, the SUV continued driving dangerously before it hit another set of spikes on Caloundra Road.
It’s understood the alleged stolen car continued driving on 2 rims before allegedly deliberately ramming a police vehicle.
“The impact has resulted in the spare wheel dislodging from the police car and jamming underneath the stolen vehicle,” Qld police said.
The vehicle finally came to a stop on the Bruce Highway at Landsborough around 9.30pm, with the 17-year-old male driver and his two 16-year-old male passengers taken into custody.
A 17-year-old Carbrook boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, fail to provide specimen of breath and stealing.
Two 16-year-old boys, one also from Carbrook and the other from Mount Gravatt have been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.
They are expected to front the Noosa Children’s Court today.