28 December 2022

Two teens allegedly flee police in stolen Jeep, crash into another car

| James Coleman
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A police pursuit was called off due to the risk to the public last night. Photo: AFP.

Two teenage boys will appear in court charged with multiple offences after a failure to stop for police turned into a collision in Belconnen last night.

About 6:45 pm Tuesday, 27 December, police officers identified a stolen white Jeep being driven in the suburb of Macquarie.

Police followed the Jeep for a short time before activating lights and sirens after it ran a red light.

The driver of the Jeep allegedly failed to stop and drove on the wrong side of the road to get away. Due to the risk to the public, police called off the pursuit.

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Soon afterwards, however, the Jeep was involved in a collision with a Mazda at the intersection of Southern Cross Drive and Ross Smith Crescent in Scullin. The two occupants fled the scene on foot but police took two teenagers into custody a short time later.

The driver of the Mazda was taken to hospital for assessment of minor injuries.

A 15-year-old boy was charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving and unlicensed driving. He will appear in the ACT Children’s Court tomorrow (29 December).

A 16-year-old boy was charged with riding in a motor vehicle without consent. He is scheduled to appear in the ACT Children’s Court in January 2023.

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Why were their parents not supervising their children? Kids do what they’re allowed to do.

I suppose this incident comes under inconsiderate drivers and not little criminal reprobates

Capital Retro11:41 am 28 Dec 22

This type of incident is becoming a copy and paste one. No names are mentioned because juvenile delinquents are cosseted by the stupid laws we have.

They were probably on bail of probations anyway.

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