Teens arrested after allegedly hitting police and crashing stolen car at Crows Nest
Three teenagers have been arrested on Sydney’s Lower North Shore after a car they were traveling in crashed into three other vehicles and the driver allegedly punched and head butted a police officer on Friday night .
Police say they saw a 2015 Mazda CX-5 blue station wagon, which was reported stolen on Friday, making an illegal turn from Willoughby Road to the Pacific Highway at Crows Nest around midnight.
Officers from the North Shore Police Zone Command turned on their car lights before the Mazda turned sharply onto two lanes, colliding with a taxi, before crashing into two parked cars. All vehicles sustained significant damage, but the taxi driver was not injured.
Three people exited the Mazda, which police said was stolen from an address in Lindfield. The driver, a 16-year-old boy, then allegedly hit a police officer on the head and head butted him. The teenager was arrested.
The officer, a senior constable, sustained minor facial injuries during the incident. Two girls, both 17, were also arrested at the scene and taken to Chatswood Police Station.
The boy was charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, taking and driving a conveyance without the owner’s consent, without a license for the class, class C, R, LR or MR – first offense, as well as for disobeying a no-right-turn sign.
He was denied bail and will appear in Parramatta Children’s Court on Sunday.
One of the 17-year-old girls was charged with being transported in a transport taken without her consent and violating the conditions of bail. She was denied bail and will appear in Parramatta Children’s Court on Sunday.
The second 17-year-old girl was charged with being transported in a transport taken without the owner’s consent. She has been released on bail and will appear in Surry Hills Juvenile Court on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.