Reckless joyride: Three youths arrested in stolen car

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 18, 2023 |

Three youths in a stolen vehicle were arrested overnight after failing to stop for police.

A spokeswoman said officers signalled for the vehicle to stop on Hills Road around 11:45pm.

A Hills Road resident said police tried to spike the stolen car, which was travelling on the wrong side of the road.

A short time later, it was spiked on Akaroa Street the police spokeswoman said.

Three youths were taken into custody at the scene.

A 14-year-old is due to appear in Christchurch District Court today charged with unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

The other two were referred to youth aid.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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