The 17-year-old boy who led police on a pursuit through Broome, sending the local school into lockdown and leaving pedestrians leaping to safety, has been sentenced to three years in jail. The teenager appeared before Broome Children’s Court on June 9 facing a total of 39 charges, including reckless driving, criminal damage, endangering the life and safety of a person, and assault on members of the crew of an aircraft. The boy has been remanded in custody since he led police on a 40-minute wild car chase while high on methamphetamine through Broome last year after stealing a vehicle and driving dangerously throughout the community, including through the local golf club and Broome Senior High School. The pursuit began at 11am on September 5 after a member of the public reported a Nissan Pathfinder driving erratically. The chase came to a dramatic end when police officers in marked and unmarked vehicles rammed the stolen car after it mounted a footpath near the popular tourist hotspot Streeter Jetty on Dampier Terrace. It was later revealed the juvenile had 16 charges laid against him for six separate incidents in Broome and Derby prior to the incident, and had been bailed twice in a month, one being four days before the wild rampage. A few days after the pursuit, the boy charged at a pilot while being transported in a private charter from Broome to Perth with two other detainees. He allegedly jumped out of his chair and moved towards the pilot shortly after take-off, sparking the other two detainees to join in and cause chaos in the aircraft. The detainees were restrained by a custodial officer aboard the plane, forcing the pilot to turn around and land back in Broome. While handing down his sentence, Judge Hylton Quail reminded the teen of the seriousness of his crimes. “It’s not the 11-12 years I would’ve given you if you were tried as an adult,” he said. The teen will be eligible for parole after serving half of his three-year sentence.