17-year-old boy to face court charged with several driving offences

A 17-year-old boy will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning charged with several serious driving offences. 

About 1.45am today (Saturday, 15 June 2024), police were travelling along Ginninderra Drive, Florey, when they observed a white Audi A6 travelling at excessive speeds. 

The vehicle was then further observed driving erratically in the suburbs of Charnwood, Dunlop, and Flynn. 

A short time later, police stationed on Kuringa Drive, Spence were able to successfully deploy a tyre deflation device on the vehicle, however the vehicle still continued along Kuringa Drive. 

As a second police patrol were preparing to deploy another tyre deflation device, with police officers situated outside of their vehicle, it is alleged the driver of the Audi made a deliberate turn towards the stationary police car, narrowly missing it and the police officers. 

About 2.12am, the vehicle was travelling along Horse Park Drive, Casey when it slowed and came to a stop on the median strip. 

At this time, two boys allegedly exited the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot. 

Following a short foot pursuit, the 17-year-old boy was apprehended in a nearby street.  

He has been charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle at police, driving while disqualified, and refusing to undergo a screening test. The boy was also subject to a good behaviour order at the time. 

The second boy who was observed leaving the scene on foot is yet to be located, and police would ask anyone with information in relation to his identity to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 7774898. Information can be provided anonymously.   



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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