14-year-old leads trooper on a brief car chase and crashes into building

WARRICK CO. – Wednesday at approximately 11:55 p.m., an Indiana State Police trooper was patrolling in the area of State Road 261 and Oak Grove Road when he observed the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck drive through the parking lot at Huck’s Market and then exit the rear parking area onto Fuquay Road without stopping at the stop sign and failing to signal.

The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his emergency lights and siren when the driver turned left onto Castle Hills Drive. The driver refused to stop, looped around the subdivision, and continued north on Fuquay Road reaching speeds of over 85 mph. The driver also disregarded stop signs at Jenner Road and Gardner Road.

The driver attempted to turn left onto Delaware in Chandler but lost control of the vehicle and struck an abandoned building located at 763 West Lincoln. As soon as the vehicle came to a final rest, the male driver and passenger exited the vehicle and surrendered without further incident.

The male driver and passenger were both 14-years of age and are from Newburgh.

The passenger was released to his parents. The 14-year-old driver was arrested and transported to Southwest Youth Village in Vincennes on charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, unauthorized control of a vehicle, operating a vehicle never licensed, criminal mischief, and reckless driving.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Kyle Otolski, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Trey Stewart, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Chandler Police and Warrick County Sheriff’s Office

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