Twin pursuits leave officers injured and 10 cars damaged across Brisbane

The man was arrested a short time later in the City Botanic Gardens and later charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, driving without a licence, five counts of willful damage and two counts of stealing.

He was denied bail to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday.

The incident began almost simultaneous with a second pursuit, sparked after a group of three boys and two girls – aged between 12 and 14 – allegedly stole alcohol from a Sherwood bottle shop about 5.30pm.

Police said they began tracking the group in an allegedly stolen Toyota Landcruiser, travelling “erratically at high speeds” around Logan before it was hit with a tyre deflation device.

Still driving on the vehicle’s rims, police pursued the group north on the M1. The car is then alleged to have rammed a police car, with the four officers inside transported to hospital with minor injuries.

Three other police cars were also damaged before the car was stopped near Greenslopes and the four were taken into custody. All were charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle to appear in children’s courts this year.

One member of the group, a 14-year-old Goodna boy, has also been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and stealing. Three others will also face a stealing charge.

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