A Teenager Driver is Facing 15 Charges for High Speed Driving
A 16-year-old Stockleigh boy facing 15 charges for leading police on a 140-kilometer high-speed car chase through south east Queensland will return to court Friday.
The troubled teen on Sunday allegedly avoided several spike strips, rammed three police vehicles, and sped up to 140 kph to evade police in a chase that began at Warwick at 10:30 a.m. ended at Jimboomba, south of Brisbane.
The driver abandoned his vehicle on Kurrajong Drive at Jimboomba just after 12:00 p.m. and fled into bushland, sparking a search involving the dog squad. The boy surrendered to police Monday.
The boy, accompanied by parents, appeared in the Southport Magistrates Court Tuesday. But Magistrate Catherine Pirie denied the boy bail until Youth Justice Services draws up a bail plan. The boy, who was remanded in custody, will return to court Friday.
The boy will be dealt with under the youth justices act. Charged offences include dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evading police, and driving unaccompanied as a learner driver.
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