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Teenagers charged over Qld car chase

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Three male teenagers have been charged with a raft of offences for allegedly injuring a cop after stealing a car and leading police on a wild chase in north Queensland.

The chase began when a stolen Mazda, allegedly driven by a 17-year-old boy, sped off after police tried to pull it over in Townsville at 2pm on Tuesday.

The car was driven over police road spikes, puncturing two tyres, before it was steered onto the wrong side of Bundock Rd and into the path of incoming cars.

The driver and his two 18-year-old companions then allegedly pulled a woman out of her car and used her vehicle to ram a police car head on.

A police officer jumped into the driver’s side of the stolen car and managed to stop the trio driving off, but suffered a leg injury in the process. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

The trio has been arrested and slapped with 26 charges between them, including failing to stop a vehicle, dangerous operation of a vehicle, unlawful use of a vehicle, robbery in company, serious assault of a police officer, burglary and receiving tainted property.

They are due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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