A 15-year-old Busselton boy who went on a 160km/h “joyride” with friends has been urged to think about the consequences of his actions, reminding him of peers who died in eerily similar circumstances last year. The teenager, who cannot be named to protect his identity as a minor, pleaded guilty in Busselton Children’s Court this week to reckless driving, driving without authority, escaping police custody and breaching a youth community-based order. It was revealed in court he, and three friends, had taken a $200 unroadworthy car on a “joyride” on Ambergate Road and Chapman Hill Road in March, despite no driver’s licence. Despite the signed speed limit being only 80km/h, Snapchat footage from his passengers’ phones revealed the teen did burnouts and reached speeds up to 160km/h. Police discovered the car abandoned later the same evening on Strelley Street so damaged a passenger door was unable to fully close. Later that same day police attempted to arrest the boy while at the Busselton foreshore but the teen fled from officers, evading arrest for almost an hour. The charges breached a youth community-based order placed on the 15-year-old in February this year for a string of trespass, stealing and damage charges. The teen’s lawyer Derek Hunter told the court his “poor decision” had been spurred on by the breakdown of his relationship and his friends encouraging him to “have a bit of fun”. Magistrate Linda Keane reminded the young boy of the 17-year-old who acted in the same manner in April 2021 who was now facing time in prison due to the incident killing two of her friends. “What I actually wish I could do, but I can’t, is send you up to Banksia — not to stay there but to have a chat with a young woman who’s in there. “There’s a woman who’s only 17, who was driving with friends, who were egging her on, encouraging her to drive very fast, someone got out their mobile phone filmed the speedo at a crazy speed . . . and she killed two of her friends. “They were doing exactly what you were doing, driving around with friends, getting excited about being in a car, driving on a country road, seeing how fast they could push it. “It might be that nothing I say today sinks in or changes anything, I’d like to think though if you sat down with that girl who killed two of her friends who were probably only a little bit older than you and see what she thinks about having a bit of fun and driving like that. “It also sounds like (the car) was an absolute bomb of a thing, probably unsafe to drive, and it was driven by someone who doesn’t really know how to drive properly and has no real experience at 160km/h. “I’ve seen enough people who’ve made stupid mistakes like that and it stuffs them up . . . you do not want to add on the guilt of having hurt someone you care about.” Placing the young boy on another six-month youth community-based order, Ms Keane urged the boy to take advantage of the support it provided to ensure he broke his criminal cycle.