Teen convicted of running down police officer back in court after leaving jail | ABC News

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A teenager convicted of using a stolen car to run down and seriously injure a Queensland police officer is back before the court on stealing, driving and weapons charges — within weeks of leaving jail.

The teen, now 18, faced Beenleigh Magistrates Court, south of Brisbane, on multiple charges and was released on bail.

The incident comes two months after he was eligible for release from detention — having served less than half of a five-year sentence for running down Constable Peter McAulay as he lay road spikes at Booval at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, in September 2018.

The teen cannot be identified under Queensland laws as he was a juvenile when convicted of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and malicious act of intent to Constable McAulay.

After turning 18 last year, the teenager was transferred from the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre to an adult male prison on December 11, where he was incarcerated until March 29.

He was released from jail on parole and fitted with a GPS tracker by Queensland Corrective Services.

ABC News has been told that order will expire in September 2023.

He appealed his original three-year sentence to the Queensland Court of Appeal, which dismissed his application.

The Attorney-General successfully appealed his original sentence, which was increased to five years, to serve half in detention.

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