Teenager arrested after crashing alleged stolen car into Palmerston shops

June 1, 2023 10:41 am in by
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A teenager is facing multiple charges after crashing a stolen car into a Palmerston shopping centre.

Police allege the 16-year-old girl stole a Lexus from a Darwin City apartment at 4:45 Thursday morning.

The teenager allegedly drove the stolen car to Palmerston before losing control at a roundabout, mounting the curb and then crashing into the shops on Temple Terrace.

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Police say she fled from the scene, and they arrested her a short time later.

She’s been charged with a string of offences including using a vehicle without consent, driving a vehicle recklessly, driving a motor vehicle while unlicensed, and not stopping after a crash.

The teenager is due to face court today.