March 6, 2012

Teen charged over cop car ramming at Queensland

A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly ramming a police car.
Queensland, Australia - A teenager is facing multiple charges after allegedly ramming a police car and trying to run over two officers.

Three other teens and a 20-year-old man have been charged following a police chase on roads south of Brisbane on Sunday night.

Police say the men were trying to break into a grocery store at Heritage Park when they were disturbed by the owner.

A short time later, patrolling officers tried to intercept the bandits as they sped off by car.

Another police patrol saw the vehicle enter a disused exit on the M1 highway at Slacks Creek and followed it to a dead end.

Police allege the driver deliberately reversed and rammed the police car, damaging the front end, before reversing down the disused road.

The driver then allegedly drove at two officers, who were both forced to jump out of the way, before smashing into the police car's right side, causing significant damage.

Police say two of the group were arrested at the scene, while three ran off only to be caught a short time later.

A 17-year-old male is expected to front the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He has been charged with intending to cause grievous bodily harm and failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, wilful damage, entering a premises with intent to commit an indictable offence, and possessing a thing intended for use in connection with the offence.

Three other men, aged 18, 19 and 20, are expected to appear in the same court charged with entering a premises with intent to commit an indictable offence.

A 16-year-old male will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.
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