Teen charged with dangerous driving


By Alesha Capone

A Truganina teenager has been charged after allegedly evading police in a vehicle which drove at high speeds and failed to stop at red lights, last night.

Officers were called to Holland Crescent, Truganina about 11.50pm yesterday, after reports of a group of males acting suspiciously.

When police arrived, two males allegedly drove off in a BMW.

The BMW was sighted a number of times by police and it is alleged that it was travelling at high speed and failing to stop at red lights.

The car was eventually spotted in Quarrion Court, Hoppers Crossing about 12.40am.

As officers approached the BMW, the two occupants got out of the car and ran from police.

The driver, a 16-year-old boy from Truganina, was arrested after a short foot chase.

The other occupant of the car is still outstanding.

Investigators have interviewed the Truganina youth and he has been charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, drive manner dangerous, drive speed dangerous and unlicensed driving.

He has been bailed to appear at a Children’s Court at a later date.

The teen was also found to be in breach of the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer.

He has been issued a $1652 penalty notice.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.