Dangerous driving and evade police at Mackay

Mackay police have charged five teenagers following an alleged evade police and dangerous driving incident this morning from Proserpine to Mackay.

Just after 7am, police received multiple calls in relation to a car driving dangerously southbound on the Bruce Highway.

At 8:15am, the stolen car was observed by police still travelling southbound along the highway.

A marked police vehicle activated their lights and sirens however the car refused to stop.

The vehicle was then subject to a successful tyre deflation deployment near the intersection with Bald Hill Road.

Police continued to follow the car until it stopped on Parkedge Avenue at Richmond Hills.

Police arrested the driver and three rear passengers.

The front passenger exited the car and ran into nearby bushland. He was subsequently located a short time later by dog squad.

The boy was transported to hospital and received medical treatment for a minor dog bite.

The car, a blue Toyota Camry, was reported stolen from a Kirwan address on July 16.

A 15-year-old Kirwan boy, 15-year-old Mount Louisa boy, 15-year-old Thuringowa Central girl, 15-year-old West End boy and a 14-year-old Kirwan boy have all been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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