Three males and two females have been charged as a result of a police pursuit overnight in Acacia Ridge, Queensland Police say.
Police will allege, at approximately 8.30pm last night, Polair observed a Lexus, which had been reported stolen from Carindale at 5pm yesterday, driving dangerously through Sherwood.
Police on the ground activated their lights and siren in an attempt to intercept the stolen Lexus on Orange Grove Road at Salisbury. The driver allegedly failed to stop and continued to drive dangerously, crossing on to the incorrect side of the road, driving through red lights and driving at dangerous speeds.
Police successfully deployed a tyre deflation device on Kessells Road at Salisbury, deflating three tyres. It will be alleged the stolen Lexus continued to drive dangerously and was involved in a head on traffic collision with a Nissan X-trail at the corner of Beaudesert Road and Chardean Street at Acacia Ridge.
The occupants of the stolen Lexus then allegedly ran from the scene without checking on the occupants of the X-trail.
A 16-year-old female received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The 24-year-old male driver was not injured in the crash.
A police dog squad officer commenced a foot pursuit and the five occupants were taken into custody at approximately 8.50pm last night.
A 22-year-old male was charged with nine offences, including burglary, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlicensed driving, evade police, duties of drivers involved in road accidents, obstruct police, fail to dispose of needle or syringe and possession of dangerous drugs. He will appear in the Richlands Magistrate Court on November 12.
A 21-year-old female was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. She will appear in the Richlands Magistrate Court on December 3.
A 17-year-old male was charged with four offences, including burglary, receiving tainted property, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of dangerous drugs.
A 16-year-old male was charged with three offences, including burglary, receiving tainted property and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
A second 16-year-old male was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle.