Three teenagers have been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash – and the alleged assault of an officer – on Sydney’s north shore overnight.
Just before 12.20am today (Saturday 5 June 2021), police observed a blue 2015 Mazda CX-5 station wagon make an illegal turn from Willoughby Road onto the Pacific Highway at Crows Nest.
Officers attached to North Shore Police Area Command activated warning lights intending to speak with the driver.
The Mazda then allegedly veered sharply across two lanes, colliding with a taxi, before crashing into two parked cars. All vehicles sustained significant damage.
The taxi driver was not injured.
Three people exited the Mazda and were spoken to by police. The driver, a 16-year-old boy, allegedly assaulted an officer by punching him in the head and headbutting him, before being arrested.
The officer, a senior constable, sustained minor facial injuries during the assault.
Two girls, both aged 17, were also arrested at the scene.
Further inquiries revealed the Mazda had been reported stolen yesterday (Friday 4 June 2021) from a Lindfield address.
All three young people were taken to Chatswood Police Station.
The boy was charged with two counts of assault police officer in execution of duty, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, unlicensed for Class, Class C, R, LR or MR – first offence, and disobey no right turn sign-motor vehicle.
He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Children’s Court tomorrow (Sunday 6 June 2021).
A 17-year-old girl was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, and a breach of bail conditions. She was refused bail and will appear tomorrow at Parramatta Children’s Court.
Another 17-year-old girl was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. She was given conditional bail and will appear at Surry Hills Children’s Court on Tuesday 13 July 2021.