Teens arrested after crashing into police car


TWO teens have been arrested after a stolen van was chased by police before hitting a patrol car at Ceduna.

A Kia van was reportedly driving erratically just after 7pm on Thursday and patrols found the allegedly stolen can on a dirt road just outside Ceduna.

The driver failed to stop and police pursued the van on Denial Bay Rd.

Then the van crashed into a stationery police car on the Eyre Highway before the driver fled on foot.

A 16-year-old boy from the Eyre Peninsula was arrested after a short foot chase.

He was charged with illegal use, driving disqualified, engage in a police pursuit, aggravated due care, assault police and resist arrest.

He was refused police bail and appeared in the Ceduna Youth Court on Friday.

A 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in the stolen vehicle was arrested for assault police.

The damage repair to the police car is estimated between $5,000 to $8,000, while the stolen van received only minor damage.


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