Teen charged over Booval crime spree held in custody

THE second of two teenagers to face court over a stolen car crime spree in Booval faced court this morning.

Trent Mitchell Clohessy, 17, is charged with two counts of dangerous driving, two of failing to stop for police and two of unlawful use of a motor vehicle - among other offences - following a bizarre incident in Booval last Friday.

Police will allege Clohessy and a co-defendant, Billy David Baker, 19, were involved in several crashes as they attempted to outrun officers who had spotted the stolen Holden Commodore they were in at Booval Fair Shopping Centre.

The vehicle hit two cars and a motorbike down the road at Stafford St. The Commodore was abandoned at the Racehorse Hotel, with the two occupants running across to the Ipswich Turf Club, where they stole a white Nissan Navara ute.

The ute was abandoned a short time later on Bergins Hill Rd, where two suspects then got into a stolen Volkswagen Golf.

The Golf was involved in a chase through Brisbane later in the evening, resulting in the arrest of Clohessy, who police will allege was a passenger in the car at the time, with Baker driving.

Clohessy was remanded in custody when he faced Ipswich Magistrates Court over the charges on Friday morning.

The case was adjourned to September 29.

Topics:  booval dangerous driving ipswich magistrates court

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