A police car speeds down the road.  Photo Tobi Loftus / Central & North Burnett Times
A police car speeds down the road. Photo Tobi Loftus / Central & North Burnett Times Tobi Loftus

CQ teenagers go on joyride that ends in southwest Queensland

A TEENAGER is on the run and three others have been arrested after an alleged 12 hour dangerous joy ride that began in Rockhampton and ended west of Chinchilla.

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

The teens were able to evade police twice on the Carnarvon Highway, north of Roma, the first time at about 10.50am with a tyre deflation device.

This sparked a chase that had to be terminated due to "excessive high speeds".

A police car was damaged when the alleged stolen vehicle performed a u-turn in front of it around 12.30pm on the Leichhardt Highway.

Police said no-one was injured as a result of the crash.

The stolen vehicle travelled along the Leichhardt Highway before entering the Warrego Highway, then headed towards Chinchilla.

The vehicle came to a stop and the four teenagers fled on foot about 1.15pm.

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy soon after.

The fourth teen, the alleged driver of the vehicle, remains outstanding.

All three have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstruct police.

The teenagers are all from the Rockhampton area.

Police investigations are continuing.

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