Charges over speeding twice the limit in allegedly stolen car

(Rebecca Hosking) 194314_12

By Luke Voogt

A 17-year-old Corio boy who allegedly sped at 200km/h in a stolen car faces multiple charges including assaulting an emergency worker and reckless conduct endangering serious injury.

Police arrested the boy and a 15-year-old girl, also from Corio, after detecting a black Holden Trax speeding at up to 200km/h in a 100km/h zone along the Princes Highway about midnight on Tuesday.

The car was allegedly stolen during an aggravated burglary at an address on Amarina Crescent, Grovedale, on Saturday, police said.

A police helicopter tracked the car and officers on the ground arrested the pair when the vehicle came to a stop on the Princes Highway in Norlane.

Geelong Tasking and Crime Intervention Taskforce detectives alleged the 17-year-old boy was involved in a series of aggravated burglaries in Corio, Grovedale and Drumcondra in which three vehicles were stolen.

Detectives charged him with three counts of aggravated burglary, three counts of motor vehicle theft, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, assaulting an emergency worker, driving in a manner dangerous and leaving the scene of an accident.

He has been remanded to face a children’s court at a later date.

Police charged the 15-year-old girl with one count of motor vehicle theft and she was bailed to face a children’s court a later date.