Teenager rams into police car
A 16-YEAR-OLD allegedly used a stolen vehicle to ram a Warwick police car at Willowbank yesterday.
A police media spokesperson said the pursuit was the second in two days.
The teenager allegedly left a Warwick service station without paying for fuel on Thursday and police were on the lookout for him.
He was spotted by police in Warwick at 3.40pm on Saturday and was followed along the Cunningham Hwy to Gladfield where the pursuit was aborted by police at 4pm.
Warwick police spotted the same teenager in the vehicle at 10.30am yesterday in Alexandra Dr, Warwick, and he was pursued by two police vehicles from Warwick.
A police vehicle from Kalbar was also on the scene as the teenager went down Cunningham's Gap.
Police set up a tyre deflation device (spikes) at Willowbank but the driver avoided the spikes and rammed the Warwick police vehicle.
He then headed through Boonah to Bromelton.
He took a side road where he drove at a male police officer, narrowly missing him.
The teenager partially avoided a second set of tyre deflation devices but the vehicle suffered some tyre damage which slowed it down.
Two more police vehicles were rammed at Bromelton.
He then headed north along the Mt Lindesay Hwy on the road from Beaudesert to Brisbane.
The police spokesperson said the teenager drove into a residence where it was believed he left with the assistance of another person in a different vehicle.
Warwick police said their vehicle was able to be driven back to Warwick after it had been rammed at Willowbank.
It received moderate damage but no one was injured.
The teenager was still at large at 7pm last night.
He is wanted for car theft and theft of the fuel as well as other offences.
- Additional reporting: Queensland Times, Ipswich