Man jailed for morning car pursuit

POLICE called to investigate an early-morning break and enter at Rosewood were given a dud steer when they passed a speeding Holden Commodore.

A crew was on its way to a house on Matthew St about 3.38am when a white Commodore approached from the opposite direction on Amberley-Rosewood Rd.

The vehicle was allegedly travelling at high speed, with no lights on, and one of the passengers was hanging out the window.

Believing the occupants of the vehicle may have been fleeing the scene of the break and enter, the police crew turned around and followed the car.

The Commodore allegedly continued to travel at high speed up to the Cunningham Highway, crossing onto the wrong side of the road on its way to the Ripley turn-off, before changing tack and heading back towards Rosewood again.

Police said the car eventually crashed near the Oz Fuels service station at Yamanto, with five occupants taking off on foot.

More crews - including the dog squad - were called in and the five run-aways were eventually rounded up.

They included a 14-year-old boy, a 23-year-old male, a 20-year-old male and another male and female both aged 18.

All were checked for injuries and given the all-clear before being dealt with.

Police confirmed that the five did not have any connection with the earlier break and enter in Rosewood.

The 14-year-old boy was taken back to a house in Lowood, while the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

The Brassall man appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.

The court heard Jaimie Anthony Louca Loizou was on probation for robbery at the time of yesterday's incident.

He was jailed for three months, with a parole release date set at February 5, 2015.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

Investigations into the unrelated break and enter are continuing.



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