Parmelia: boy allegedly drives car into unmarked police unit

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A 16-YEAR-old boy is accused of driving a stolen vehicle into an unmarked police car and injuring an officer in a pursuit in Parmelia yesterday afternoon.

Police began following the Holden Commodore after the Bentley boy allegedly drove over a median strip to avoid a booze bus set up on Safety Bay Road in Baldivis.

A police spokeswoman said the boy was accused of not stopping for officers as they pursued the vehicle he was driving along the Kwinana Freeway.

“Police aborted following the vehicle when the Commodore was seen to contravene a red traffic signal on Kulija Road, Baldivis,” she said.

Officers spotted the car again about 2.50pm, attempting to stop it as it drove through suburbs in Kwinana and Parmelia.

The boy allegedly drove the Holden onto the wrong side of Sulphur Road in Parmelia, ramming an unmarked police car, which police say was parked on the correct side of the roundabout at Sicklemore Road.

“The impact caused significant damage to both vehicles,” the spokeswoman said.

“The driver of the police vehicle received leg injuries and was conveyed to Rockingham Hospital for treatment.

“The driver of the Commodore received minor injuries and was also taken to Rockingham Hospital.”

Investigators allege the Holden was stolen from a Leda home yesterday morning.

Police charged the boy with 11 offences including reckless driving to evade police, two counts of driving without a licence, two counts of failing to stop and one count of vehicle theft.

He is due to appear in Perth Children’s Court today.