Teen arrested after brief chase in Pinehurst

PINEHURST - A teen led Pinehurst Police on a brief chase Wednesday morning before crashing into a curb.

The 15 year-old boy, who was already on probation and wearing an ankle monitor, was spotted by a Pinehurst officer driving and making several traffic violations on Strickland Drive at MLK at about 7:30 a.m. according to a release from the Pinehurst Police Department.

When the officer attempted to stop the teen he accelerated 'dramatically' as he attempted to evade the officer the release said.

The teen fled east on Strickland passing other cars in the turning lane and driving unsafely according to the release.

The chase ended about a mile away when the teen struck a curb and disabled his car near a fast food restaurant at Strickland and Camellia Drive the release said.

The teen was taken into custody without incident and no one was injured in the chase according to the release.

The teen was charged with 'felony evading arrest or detention' and several traffic offenses.

The teen, who was not identified due to his age, was taken to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Detention Facility in Beaumont according to the release.

Evading Arrest with a vehicle is a State Jail Felony.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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