Steve Johnson’s car involved in police chase after being stolen
Steve Johnson’s car has been involved in a high-speed police chase.
The pursuit across Sydney only came to an end after the stolen vehicle was rammed by police.
Officers gave chase after spotting the stolen Ford Falcon on the Princes Highway at Carlton, in southern Sydney, about 7.15am Saturday, but had to pull back due to safety concerns.
The vehicle was then seen speeding along Henry Lawson Drive at Milperra, in the city’s west, about fifteen minutes later.
It wasn’t until it reached Riverwood that they were able to bring it to a stop.
A small brick wall of a property on Belmore Road was damaged in the chaos, as stunned residents emerged to investigate the commotion.
Johnson, a 33-year-old forward for GWS, took to Twitter on Friday to say his car had been stolen. He joked that his main concern was a set of golf clubs in the boot.
The 17-year-old who was allegedly behind the wheel ran from the scene, along with two passengers.
The teenager was arrested a short time later after being tracked by the dog squad.
He was taken to St George Hospital for minor injuries before being questioned at a local police station.
Johnson’s golf clubs were found untouched in the boot.