Teen to plead guilty after highway police pursuit

A police chase ends with a crash in the Toowoomba CBD.
A police chase ends with a crash in the Toowoomba CBD.

THE driver of an alleged stolen car which evaded police stops during a series of events from Ipswich to Warwick to Toowoomba on Tuesday is to accept responsibility for her behaviour.

Skye-Anne Schefe, 19, of Ipswich, was one of three teenage girls in the car which police claim had been stolen from the Ipswich area on Monday and driven to Warwick and ultimately Toowoomba the next day.

Police claim the trio had evaded a police stop in Warwick before heading north on the New England Hwy only for the car to be seen allegedly driving erratically on Toowoomba's southern outskirts later in the morning.

After the car struck the back of a stationary truck near the corner of Ruthven and James Sts in Toowoomba, the trio was arrested by police.

Schefe was charged with two counts of failing to stop on police direction, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, burglary, drink-driving and three counts of unlicensed driving.

 

 

She remained in custody yesterday as her lawyer Kevin Rose asked Toowoomba Magistrates Court for an adjournment.

Mr Rose said his client was expected to plead guilty to all but one of the charges, indicating she would contest the failing to stop charge at Warwick.

There being no application for bail, Magistrate Graham Lee remanded Schefe in custody and adjourned the case for sentence by video link from the prison on March 20.


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