Police use spikes to stop children driving car ‘dangerously’

Police have arrested four girls who are alleged to have driven a stolen vehicle dangerously in Alice Springs overnight.


“Members of the Southern Traffic Operations Unit successfully deployed a tyre deflation device across the North Stuart Highway around 9pm,” according to a police media release.


“One person ran from the scene and police arrested three occupants from the vehicle. The fourth person was arrested a short time later.”


The release says the vehicle had been stolen from a home in the Gillen area sometime in the early hours of Tuesday morning.


A 15-year-old girl has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Use of Motor Vehicle and Breach of Bail and has been remanded in custody until a later date.


A 14-year-old girl has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and Drive a motor vehicle unlicenced and has been granted bail to appear before the Alice Springs Youth Court on July 30.


Two girls aged 13 and 15-years-old have been charged with one count each of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and will be considered for Youth Diversion.




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  1. Bev Emmott
    Posted July 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Not only that, were they licensed?
    Youth diversion is not the answer.
    What they tell them is that if they do wrong they can get away with it.
    Cars are not toys and people have a right to their lives.
    Those endangering others need a serious sentence – not just a tap on the wrist.

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  2. Heather Wells
    Posted July 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Perhaps getting the ‘elders’ involved with these teenagers may help.

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  3. ....
    Posted July 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I would describe running red lights at speed as dangerous. Well done to the police involved.

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