TEEN JOY-RIDE: The Holden Cruze involved in teen joy-ride from Rockhampton to Chinchilla on Saturday, involving 4 teens.
TEEN JOY-RIDE: The Holden Cruze involved in teen joy-ride from Rockhampton to Chinchilla on Saturday, involving 4 teens. Madison Watt

Teen joy-rider still on the run

POLICE are still searching for the 17-year-old female driver and three other children have been arrested in Chinchilla after an alleged 12 hour joy-ride in a stolen vehicle that began in Rockhampton.

Police have alleged the group stole a red Holden Cruze vehicle from Denning St and Park Ave, Rockhampton about 1.45am on Saturday morning.

The vehicle stopped for petrol at a petrol station in Rolleston and was allegedly involved in a drive off at around 9.00am.

The teens fled from police after they attempted to intercept the group on the Carnarvon Highway, north of Roma at 10.50am, with the use of tyre spikes.

The vehicle drove towards Taroom to avoid the spikes, which resulted in a police pursuit that was soon called off due to the dangerous and excessive high speeds.

A Wandoan police vehicle was damaged after the teens allegedly performed a u-turn in front of it on the Leichhardt Highway near Booral Rd at around 12.30pm.

Police confirmed no-one was injured from that crash.

The teens entered the Warrego Highway at Miles and headed east where they came to a stop 22km west of Chinchilla after running out of fuel.

They fled the vehicle on foot around 1.15pm.

Police arrested two boys, 13 and 16, and a 13-year-old girl all from Rockhampton.

All three were released from the Dalby watch-house after being charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstructing police.

The teen driver of the vehicle remains outstanding.


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