Two teens charged after dangerous joy ride

TWO teens have been charged after allegedly stealing two cars and embarking on a dangerous joy ride just north of the Gold Coast.

Police had reports of a stolen Pajero and a red Camry being driven in the Browns Plains area around 8.30pm on Friday night.

The police chopper located the vehicles and the Camry was later abandoned in Boronia Heights. The driver then got into the passengers seat of the other car.


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It’s alleged, around 9.30pm police driving in the opposite direction on Short Street saw a Pajero travelling in the opposite direction and the car veered head on towards the police car. The officer driving managed to avoid a collision and the pair continued to drive dangerously down the road.

Officers later deployed a tyre deflation device at Waller Road, Heritage Park and another successful deployed on Browns Plains Road stopped the four wheel drive under the Mount Lindsay Highway overpass.

As officers approached, the car was driven into a parked police car and reversed into another in an attempt to drive away. The two occupants refused to leave the car and continued to resist police officers who removed them from the vehicle.

No one was injured during any incident but two police cars were damaged.

A 16-year old boy was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and five counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He will appear in Beenleigh Children’s Court to be dealt with in accordance to the Youth Justice Act.

An 18-year-old Ipswich man was charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, three counts of failing to stop and three charges for breaching bail conditions. He will appear in Beenleigh magistrates Court today.

Logan police are urging anyone who may have witnessed any incidents involving a white Mitsubishi Pajero or a red Toyota Camry being driven in the Logan area or suburbs on Brisbane south side over the past days to contact local police or Crime Stoppers.

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