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Road spikes deployed to stop speeding teens at Waratah


Two teens, aged 15 and 18, have been charged over alleged driving and property offences following a pursuit near Newcastle.

About 9.20pm on Sunday 9 June, officers attached to Raymond Terrace Highway Patrol were patrolling Mount Hall Road, Raymond Terrace.

There, they located a white Toyota Corolla, which had been reported stolen.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle.

However, when the driver failed to follow the directive, a pursuit was initiated.

Road spikes were successfully deployed and the vehicle was found a short time later abandoned on Platt Street, Waratah.

The 15-year-old male driver and his passengers, a man, 18, and a girl, 13, were arrested and taken to Waratah Police Station.

He was charged with take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, Class A motor vehicle exceed speed > 10 km/h and police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously.

The teen was refused bail to appear before a Children’s Court on Monday 10 June.

The 18-year-old was charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

He was given conditional bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 1 July.

The 13-year-old girl will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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