Five children, youngest aged 12, charged after high-speed police chase through Brisbane
Posted On: 23rd September, 2019
Five children, aged between 12 and 17, have been charged after a dangerous high-speed car chase through Brisbane.
Police say they stole a Ford Escape and were seen travelling at speeds over 100 km/h through the city’s Bayside.
The youngest of the group is a 12-year-old girl.
Road spikes were deployed successfully not once but twice, but it did little to slow the vehicle, which continued its rampage for several kilometres on blown out tyres.
Some locals were woken up by the noise around midnight.
“I think it’s quite frightening that kids of that age are out in the middle of the night on their own,” one local, Kate Robinson, told 9News.
More than a dozen police cars and PolAir were used in the pursuit.
Tire spikes were deployed in this situation, but the pursuit continued on for some time. StarChase give officers the opportunity to tag and track without having to get physically involved, thus minimizing the opportunity for injury.
Follow the link below to see video footage from the event.
The StarChase system is a proven, less-lethal technology that provides a significant tactical advantage to law enforcement officers in failure-to-yield or high-risk flight situations. Once a vehicle is tagged it enables a dispatcher to track the suspect in real time using a web-based mapping program. The officer remains on the street, a potentially dangerous pursuit is avoided, and the offender can then be safely apprehended.