Six teens charged over stealing car, driving from Townsville to Cairns
Five boys and a girl have been charged over allegedly driving a stolen 4WD from Townsville to Cairns on Sunday.
Shortly after midday, officers had to deploy a tyre deflation device on the Bruce Highway at Babinda, north of Howard Kennedy Drive.
Five boys, aged 13, 14 and 15, and a 13-year-old girl were arrested a short time later, after fleeing the damaged Mitsubishi Pajero.
All have been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and burglary offences and refused police bail to appear in the Cairns Childrens Court.
Police believe the vehicle was stolen from a Campion Circuit address in Kirwan sometime between 2.30pm on Saturday and early on Sunday morning.