Charges laid after police chase

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
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Camera IconGeneric WA police car image. Credit: Pilbara News

Four juveniles have been charged after allegedly stealing a motor vehicle.

It is understood police detected a Hyundai Getz travelling at 140km/h in an 80km/h zone on Wilson Street in Port Hedland about 8.30pm on Sunday, May 7.

Officers say they started a chase but stopped because they felt it was too dangerous to continue.

A short time after, police located the stolen vehicle which had crashed into a wall on the corners of Athol and Corney Streets in Port Hedland.

Police gave chase with the assistance of a police dog and detained four juveniles.

A 14-year-old has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle and reckless driving, fail to stop for police to evade pursuit, and no authority to drive.

The other suspects have been charged with stealing a motor vehicle are due to face South Hedland Children’s Court later this month.

Inquiries are continuing into other offences.

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