Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dad dumps 1-year-old son after high speed police chase in stolen car (Logan, Australia)


Man who held baby on his lap during police pursuit to face court

Heidi Braithwaite • Quest Newspapers• October 16, 20133:35PM

A one-year-old boy is in the care of police after his father dumped him following a high speed pursuit through Logan this morning. Source: News Limited

A FATHER who allegedly dumped his one-year-old son after a pursuit with police through Logan this morning has been charged.

Police said the father, a 26-year-old man from Holmview, was spotted by officers just after 9am in a car allegedly stolen from Yatala yesterday.

Police say they saw the child sitting in the man's lap as he fled from police.

It's believed he and another man in the car had been committing a number of break and enters in the Edens Landing area overnight and this morning.

The father allegedly dumped the car at the Edens Landing State School leaving his baby behind with the other man.

The man and baby were located by police and taken to the Crestmead Police Station.

Police said the baby was distressed and covered in faeces.

The baby's father was found a short time later and charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle, disqualified driving and obstructing police.

He was bailed to appear in the Southern Districts Magistrates Court at Beenleigh on October 29.

The other man in the car at the time of the incident, a 27-year-old from Beenleigh, was charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and the break and enter of a business at Yatala this morning.

The baby is now in the care of its mother.