Teen mum ‘crashed ute before wild car park brawl’

An ice-addicted teenage mum who had never held a driver's license was at the wheel of a ute which ploughed into other vehicles in a Sydney car park and sparked a violent brawl with police on New Year's Eve, a court has heard.

Lillian Prieto, 19, was driving with her four co-accused on board - Tyson Dellosta, 21, Jonah Taufua, 21, Solomon Kifooti, 27, and another woman, 24, - when police tried to stop the allegedly stolen VW Amarok in the Dee Why Beach car park.

Lillian Prieto leaves court today. Picture: Jordon Shields
Lillian Prieto leaves court today. Picture: Jordon Shields

Parramatta Bail Court heard Preito allegedly slammed into one car, injuring a woman in the driver's seat, and damaged three other vehicles before the group "decamped" and began yelling at people.

As police approached, Dellosta allegedly began punching a senior constable in the head, leaving him with swelling on both temples and a cut lip.

Five people have been charged over the car park brawl. Picture: TNV
Five people have been charged over the car park brawl. Picture: TNV

Police allege in documents tendered to court the same senior constable tried to speak to Taufua, who allegedly had a knife, pulling it in and out of his pocket during the exchange.

The court heard the Prieto, who was charged with reckless driving, affray and other offences, was the mother of a two-year-old boy, suffered bipolar disorder and was addicted to ice, although she had managed to stay clean for the past week.

Lillian Prieto was driving with her four co-accused hen police tried to stop the allegedly stolen VW Amarok. Picture: 7 News
Lillian Prieto was driving with her four co-accused hen police tried to stop the allegedly stolen VW Amarok. Picture: 7 News

A registrar granted Prieto bail, citing her young age and lack of criminal history, while

Delosta, who was charged with a number of offences including knowingly be carried in a stolen car, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest and Taufua, charged with affray wielding a knife in public and other offences, did not apply for bail.

All five accused will face court at a later date, including Kifooti, from Mosman, who was charged with being carried in a stolen car and affray.

Lillian Prieto is the mother of a two-year-old boy. Picture: Jordon Shields
Lillian Prieto is the mother of a two-year-old boy. Picture: Jordon Shields

 

 

 

Lillian Prieto was granted bail.
Lillian Prieto was granted bail.
Tyson Dellosta did not apply for bail.
Tyson Dellosta did not apply for bail.
All five accused will face court at a later date. Picture: TNV
All five accused will face court at a later date. Picture: TNV
Tyson Dellosta is accused of punching a police officer.
Tyson Dellosta is accused of punching a police officer.


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