Police eventually apprehended the four near Grantham
Police eventually apprehended the four near Grantham

Kids were doing 130kmh on Warrego in stolen car: Police

THREE teenage boys and a 20-year-old man accused of leading police on a dangerous pursuit on the Warrego Hwy between Ipswich and Toowoomba in a stolen car have been held in custody.

Police claim the four had been in a 2005 Audi A4 hatchback allegedly stolen from the carport of a Silkstone house about 9pm on Sunday and tracked by police to be travelling west on the Warrego Hwy towards Toowoomba where the 20-year-old lived.

Police claim the 17-year-old had been driving the car which allegedly reached speeds of more than 130kmh with the three co-accused aged 15, 16 and 20 his passengers.

Despite police deploying tyre deflation devices (stingers) across the highway at Plainland, the car is alleged to have been driven a further 24km until it stopped at Grantham where the four were taken into custody.

Each of the four, the 20-year-old Harristown resident and the three teenagers, who as juveniles cannot be publicly identified, appeared separately before the Ipswich Magistrates and Children's Courts respectively.

The Ipswich court proceedings were video-linked to Toowoomba Magistrates and Children's Courts where Acting Magistrate Roger Stark heard their applications for bail.

Mr Stark said the allegations were very serious and that the police case appeared "strong".

"It posed a danger to the offenders and to others on the road," he said.

The 17-year-old from Ipswich - charged with two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle (UUMV), unlicensed driving, burglary, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a knife in a public place, stealing and evade police - did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody to appear in Ipswich Children's Court on January 16.

The 15-year-old, of Ipswich, charged with burglary and UUMV, had been granted bail in Toowoomba Children's Court on similar matters on December 20, the court heard.

He was refused bail and remanded in custody to January 16.

The 16-year-old, on burglary and UUMV, was on bail for "serious" matters before the Children's Court of Queensland in Toowoomba, and was also refused bail and remanded in custody to January 16.

The 20-year-old said he was willing to plead guilty to his charges of burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing tainted property.

However, Mr Stark said further inquiries had to be made into that defendant's history and adjourned his bail application to Wednesday and remanded him in custody.