Teen mum ‘crashed ute before wild car park brawl’
An ice-addicted teenage mum who had never held a driver's license was at the wheel of a ute which ploughed into other vehicles in a Sydney car park and sparked a violent brawl with police on New Year's Eve, a court has heard.
Lillian Prieto, 19, was driving with her four co-accused on board - Tyson Dellosta, 21, Jonah Taufua, 21, Solomon Kifooti, 27, and another woman, 24, - when police tried to stop the allegedly stolen VW Amarok in the Dee Why Beach car park.
Parramatta Bail Court heard Preito allegedly slammed into one car, injuring a woman in the driver's seat, and damaged three other vehicles before the group "decamped" and began yelling at people.
As police approached, Dellosta allegedly began punching a senior constable in the head, leaving him with swelling on both temples and a cut lip.
Police allege in documents tendered to court the same senior constable tried to speak to Taufua, who allegedly had a knife, pulling it in and out of his pocket during the exchange.
The court heard the Prieto, who was charged with reckless driving, affray and other offences, was the mother of a two-year-old boy, suffered bipolar disorder and was addicted to ice, although she had managed to stay clean for the past week.
A registrar granted Prieto bail, citing her young age and lack of criminal history, while
Delosta, who was charged with a number of offences including knowingly be carried in a stolen car, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest and Taufua, charged with affray wielding a knife in public and other offences, did not apply for bail.
All five accused will face court at a later date, including Kifooti, from Mosman, who was charged with being carried in a stolen car and affray.