Three teenagers have been charged with several offences following an alleged dangerous driving incident involving a stolen Porsche Cayenne, stretching from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast overnight.
Polair tracked the stolen SUV after police attempted to intercept the vehicle around 7:30pm last night on the Gold Coast Highway in Surfers Paradise. The vehicle accelerated away heading north.
Polair tracked the vehicle north on the Pacific and Gateway Motorways before merging onto the Bruce Highway. At North Lakes a marked police vehicle attempted to intercept however it will be alleged the Porsche accelerated north at dangerously high speeds, estimated to be in excess of 200km/h.
At 8:40pm police deployed a Tyre Deflation Device (TDD) on the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway in the vicinity of Pumicetone Passage. The TDD was unsuccessful and the vehicle continued travelling north at dangerous speeds.
Polair continued to track the vehicle and around 9:15pm police successfully deployed a TDD on Caloundra Road, Caloundra West at the intersection of Ridgewood Drive. The vehicle continued driving on 2 rims, travelling back onto the Bruce Highway heading south.
Police on the ground followed the stolen vehicle for a further 20km at low speeds.
A police vehicle travelling in front of the stolen vehicle is alleged to have been deliberately rammed. The impact has resulted in the spare wheel dislodging from the police car and jamming underneath the stolen vehicle.
Around 9:35pm the vehicle stopped on the Bruce Highway at Landsborough.
The 17-year-old male driver and his two 16-year-old male passengers were taken into custody.
There were no physical injuries to any person.
The Porsche sustained significant damage while the police vehicles involved had minor damage.
The Porsche was stolen on Wednesday June 10 around 1.20am from a home in Daisy Hill, along with a blue BMW 520D which was located abandoned at 11:30am on Wednesday at Slacks Creek.
A 17-year-old Carbrook boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, fail to provide specimen of breath and stealing.
Two 16-year-old boys, one also from Carbrook and the other from Mount Gravatt have been charged with one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.
They are expected to front the Noosa Children’s Court today.