Three police vehicles were damaged after the driver collided with them.
Three police vehicles were damaged after the driver collided with them. Frank Redward

Teens charged after highway pursuit

FOUR teenagers have been charged after a high-speed police pursuit of an allegedly stolen car on the Pacific Highway on Saturday night.

Just before 6.30pm Coffs-Clarence Police District officers attempted to stop a Mazda CX5 travelling southbound on the Pacific Highway.

The Mazda allegedly failed to stop and police began a pursuit which was quickly halted due to safety concerns until the vehicle was seen again on the highway.

Police will allege the car was stolen in Queensland about 9.30am on Saturday when the teens allegedly pulled out a knife and demanded the victim's keys, wallet and phone.

Coffs Clarence Police Chief Inspector Shari Allison said the group travelled up to 190km/h, drove on the wrong side of the road, and passed 20 or 30 cars as they sped towards Grafton, "narrowly” avoiding a collision with other traffic.

Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase.
Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase. Frank Redward

The driver swerved at police as they "coralled” the car in an attempt to stop the group.

"They have driven towards and collided with the police car in front, and then tried to reverse and hit another police car,” Insp Allison said.

Road spikes were deployed on the Pacific Highway at Bom Bom, near South Grafton, and the four occupants were arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station.

Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase.
Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase. Frank Redward

A 16-year-old boy was charged with unlicensed driver - never held, two counts of police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, drive manner dangerous and possess stolen property outside NSW.

A second 16-year-old boy and two girls, aged 13 and 15, were charged with carried in conveyance without consent.

Insp Allison said the four teenagers did not "show any remorse” for their actions.

All four were refused bail and will appear in a Children's Court today.

Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase.
Four Queensland teens have been charged after allegedly stealing a car and then leading police on a high-speed chase. Frank Redward


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