TUESDAY UPDATE: A RIVERVIEW teenager has been charged following a high-speed chase after allegedly stealing a council ute and dragging a worker next to the car.
William John Noel Compton, 18, is accused of stealing the ute around 10.15am on Sunday when he and another pulled up next to an unoccupied vehicle.
The male driver of the utility confronted the teen and was dragged along by the vehicle as it was driven off. The 44-year-old sustained minor injuries including abrasions.
The ute was subsequently spotted driving dangerously across several locations before stingers were used to disable it on the Warrego Hwy at Lockyer Creek.
Shortly before the pair was arrested, one of the males was seen to try to open the passenger door of a passing station wagon.
Compton applied for bail but was refused and will next appear on November 1.
Compton was sentenced to a 12-month intensive correctional order at Brisbane Murri Court in April for driving a stolen BMW during several pursuits throughout Brisbane and Ipswich before being arrested at Mt Ommaney shopping centre.
MONDAY UPDATE: Police have charged two teenagers following a high-speed pursuit across Ipswich and Brisbane.
The boys, aged 18 and 16, allegedly stole a council-owned utility from Boundary Rd at Richlands about 10.15am on Sunday.
It will be alleged that the vehicle was driven dangerously across several suburbs and it travelled west, toward the Warrego Highway.
Stingers were used to disable the vehicle on the Warrego Highway at Lockyer Creek on Sunday afternoon.
An 18-year-old Riverview man is due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on Monday charged with four counts of fail to stop motor vehicle, two counts of wilful damage of police property, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and one count each of stealing and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He will also appear on further charges relating to a number of unrelated incidents.
A 16-year-old Inala boy has also been charged with three counts of fail to stop motor vehicle, two counts of wilful damage of police property, and one count each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, possess thing intended for use in connection with an offence, stealing, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
He will be dealt with under the provisions of The Youth Justice Act 1992.
SUNDAY, 5PM: A Council worker was dragged along the roadway today as he tried to stop two men from stealing his ute.
Two men allegedly pulled up in another vehicle next to the unattended council ute and one man jumped out of the car and stole it, police said.
A 44-year-old council worker tried to stop the pair but was dragged along the ground for a distance before the pair got away.
The victim received minor injuries.
Police said the pair reached speeds of up to 160kmh after they allegedly stole the car at Ashgrove about 10.15am and were caught in Gatton two hours later.
The ute, which was white with a black tray canopy, was then driven at "dangerous speeds" according to police on the Western Freeway and Ipswich Motorway.
The Queensland Times understands the ute hit another car on the Ipswich Motorway around 1.30pm.
Witnesses said they saw the driver tyring to refuel the car, which reportedly had a flat front tyre, at a Freedom service station on the Warrego Hwy but were unable to stop him.
Police warned motorists to be aware of the car, and were able to arrest the pair about 2pm.
Two men aged in their teens are assisting police with their inquiries.
No charges have been laid yet and investigations are continuing.