Columbus Teen Arrested After Fleeing From Police

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he lead police on a car chase in Bartholomew County.

Around 7:11 p.m. Saturday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputy attempted to stop the teen after he made a traffic violation north of West West Lowell Road on US 31.

Police say the juvenile driver was weaving in and out of traffic and nearly hit multiple vehicles in his attempt to evade capture. Police say he was traveling at speeds over 80 mph.

The passengers in the vehicle called 911 during the pursuit stating the driver would not pull over to let them out.

Police say the driver turned west onto West County Road 500 North at a high rate of speed, causing the vehicle to go airborne. The driver then lost control of the vehicle and it landed in a field.

While the passengers remained inside the vehicle, the driver ran from the scene. He was located a short time later and arrested and transported to a juvenile detention center on charges of resisting arrest with a vehicle, criminal confinement, possession of marijuana and reckless driving

Police found multiple bags of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The two passengers were released without charges.