Nebo Road was closed to south-bound traffic on Wednesday after allegedly stolen vehicles caused accidents and destruction.
Nebo Road was closed to south-bound traffic on Wednesday after allegedly stolen vehicles caused accidents and destruction. Emma Murray

Alleged car theft trio faces court

A WOMAN accused of riding around in a stolen car allegedly linked to a group calling themselves RHR has been denied bail on the back of a "very strong case".

Jamie Jean Collier was among three people who fronted Mackay Magistrates Court after a dramatic arrest on Wednesday afternoon.

The 29-year-old is charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and breaching bail. It is alleged she was the passenger in a stolen vehicle that was blocked in by police near the Nebo Rd and Shakespeare St intersection.

The court was told that she allegedly committed the offence while on bail for similar offending.

"How can I be satisfied she won't do it again," Magistrate Damien Dwyer said, labelling it a "very strong case".

Legal Aid Queensland solicitor Rosie Varley said Ms Collier had a limited history and had never been jailed before.

"She was a passenger in the vehicle," she said, arguing that continued custody was not justified.

Magistrate Dwyer rejected bail and adjourned the case to May 30 to line up with other charges that Ms Collier is facing.

Robert Larry Petersen, who is facing numerous charges including dangerous driving while adversely affected, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and obstructing police, also briefly appeared.

Ms Varley said the 26-year-old was currently on parole and a decision had to be made in regards to that.

His matters were adjourned until today.

Taylor Sue Burdon, who is charged with dangerous driving, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possessing a butterfly knife and credit card knife, will remain in custody over the weekend for a bail application on Monday.

The court heard she is also facing other serious charges.

Magistrate Dwyer said he wasn't prepared to make a decision on bail until all charges were before him.



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