Joyriders get stuck in the mud

TWO Gympie juveniles, who went on a joyride in a stolen car, have been charged by police after getting stuck in mud on an unsealed track.

Gympie Acting Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Andrew Holding said the Mitsubishi Magna was reported stolen from a North Deep Creek Road address about 9pm on Friday.

Police were later tipped-off to a vehicle of the same description “hooning around” on Fritz Road at Chatsworth.

Officers found the vehicle on the Bruce Highway near Pine Street, and after attempting to intercept, were told to abandon pursuit when the car sped away.

“Police followed the vehicle and on several occasions it went out of sight,” Snr Sgt Holding said. Police tried to intercept twice more after slowly following the car, which continued to speed away.

About 11pm it was found bogged along Harvey Siding Road at Tamaree.

Four juveniles fled from the vehicle on foot and police chased them through dense scrub; two males were apprehended.

The driver, 14, was issued with a notice to appear in Gympie Children's Court for unauthorised use of a vehicle, unlicensed driving, two counts of evade police, obstruct police and dangerous driving.

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