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Four teenagers charged after alleged stolen vehicle crash

The crash occurred last night after a pursuit through the Cross City tunnel. Photo: Visit Sydney Australia.

By PATRICK MCKENZIE

Four teenagers involved in the crashing of an allegedly stolen vehicle in the city overnight were due to appear in court on Monday.

Shortly before 1:30am on Monday morning, police officers patrolling New South Head Road in Rose Bay detected a Mercedes being driven 40 kilometres over the speed limit, prompting an unsuccessful attempt to stop the vehicle in Double Bay, near the intersection of Kiaora Road. 

A pursuit was then initiated, travelling westbound through the Cross City tunnel.

The Mercedes failed to navigate a bend while exiting the tunnel and crashed into a dividing barrier, prompting the occupants to flee on foot before being arrested and taken to the nearby Day Street Police Station.

Stolen vehicle was reportedly taken last week

Checks revealed that the vehicle had reportedly been stolen from a Belrose home last week. 

The 18-year-old driver of the Mercedes was charged with police pursuit (not stop), reckless driving, drive conveyance taken without consent of the owner and never licensed person driving a vehicle on road.

The three passengers, a 19-year-old and two 15-year-olds were each charged with being carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner and breach of bail.

All four were refused bail. The two older teenagers will appear at Central Local Court and the 15-year-olds will appear at children’s court.

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