Alleged stolen Porsche teen did time for fatal crash
A TEEN allegedly driving a stolen Porsche in a high-speed pursuit with police last night had been previously convicted of a car crash that killed his mate just two years ago.
The Courier-Mail has been told the 17-year-old was recently released from juvenile detention before he was allegedly involved in the high-speed pursuit last night.
He was convicted of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death in 2018 in Brisbane's north. It's understood it involved a fatal crash in Stafford that killed teen Josh Gray.
Last night the stolen Porsche was tracked from Surfers Paradise doing speeds ranging from 150-200kmh after it was originally stolen in a Daisy Hill break-in.
The car was eventually stopped on the Bruce Highway near Wildhorse Mountain.
Three teens were arrested.
Police said the 17-year-old Carbrook boy has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, evasion, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, fail to provide specimen of breath and stealing.
All three teens were due to appear in Noosa Children's Court today.
LNP Opposition Police spokesman Dan Purdie said police were chasing the same offenders "night after night".
"And they've had a gutful," he said.
"The rehabilitation schemes clearly aren't working and more needs to be done to divert troubled youth from a life of crime.
"There is no doubt that Queensland is gripped by a youth crime epidemic.
"Labor's soft-on-crime approach isn't working and the revolving door of youth justice needs to be slammed shut.
"How many more young kids or innocent bystanders have to die in stolen cars before the Labor Government acts?" he said.
Originally published as Alleged stolen Porsche teen did time for fatal crash