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Wild Police Chase Ends In Crash, Wheels Flying Off, Teenagers Arrested

Police have released shocking footage of a dangerous pursuit of an allegedly stolen car which ended in five teenagers being charged after a foot pursuit.

The hair-raising vision shows a number of police cars chasing a blue Toyota as it drives erratically, leaving the road and speeding along a grass median strip.

Eventually, several police cars jammed the vehicle in a suburban Mackay street.

Police arrested the driver and three rear passengers, but allege the front passenger of the vehicle escaped into nearby bush land. A police dog tracked the escapee, the boy later receiving medical treatment for a minor dog bite and being arrested.

The car goes off road at times. Photo: Queensland Police

The incident started on Tuesday in Townsville, when a car was allegedly stolen from an address in Kirwan.

On Wednesday, police received a number of calls just after 7am regarding a car driving dangerously on the Bruce Highway. An hour later, police spotted the car still travelling south on the highway, and attempted to pull it over.

Police can be see boxing the vehicle in to bring it to a stop. Photo: Queensland Police

Police pursued the vehicle and deployed tyre spikes before they finally managed to bring it to a stop.

Four boys and one girl, aged 14 to 15, have all been charged with one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

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