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'Jail in the community' for BWM chase

HIGH on paint and adrenalin from early morning burglaries, William John Noel Compton took police on a two-hour chase around Brisbane and Ipswich in a luxury BMW on Easter Monday.

This week, after three months behind bars, he was ordered to complete a 12-month intensive correction order, also known as jail in the community.

The Ipswich teen, 17, pleaded guilty in the Murri Court - which sentences Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders alongside elders, family and other respected persons - at Brisbane Magistrates Court to a host of offences related to the police chase and other burglary charges over Easter.

The Riverview teen drove through a red light, drove over a roundabout, sped through suburban streets, drove at two police cars and drove on a footpath to avoid interception.

His actions were captured on media cameras from helicopters charting the chase in the sky.

Compton was arrested in a dramatic arrest at a Brisbane shopping centre.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years.

Topics:  brisbane car chase court police


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