POLICE CHASE: Warwick prefect’s desperate bolt from cops
A FORMER top student at an elite Warwick school found herself fleeing police and leading them on a wild chase through backyards in Dalby, a court has heard.
Kate Nicole Ross Wild, 19, fronted Dalby Magistrates Court for her antics on March 22, when at 2.05am she was directed by police to pull over the black Holden Commodore she was driving on Pratten St.
According to police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana, police activated emergency lights when Ross Wild pulled onto Roche Street, exited the vehicle and fled the scene.
The court heard Ross Wild ran into the backyard of one house on Roche St before jumping the fence and running through a second property on the street to avoid police.
Police told the teenager during while giving chase that she was under arrest however she continued running from police.
Police stopped giving chase and noticed a second passenger in the car, who was the defendant's brother.
He told police they had been at the Criterion earlier, and when police checked CCTV footage they were able to identify Ross Wild.
Defence lawyer Michael Bond said his client was "very remorseful" and aside from this incident was a respectful member of the community.
Mr Bond said she had positive career prospects in Canada, however the pandemic had put those on hold, and she was a prefect and house captain at Scots in Warwick.
He said Ross Wild "had an anxiety attack and wasn't thinking" at the time of the incident.
Ross Wild pleaded guilty to two counts of trespass and obstruct police officer.
She was fined $300, and no conviction was recorded.