BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Massachusetts State Police say that a 17-year-old teen from Malden will be charged with several offences after a high-speed stolen car chase that continued for more than 40 miles across state lines early Monday.
Police say that he was not licensed to drive.
The chase began at shortly after 12:15 a.m. when a State Trooper was flagged down on I-93 north in Medford by a woman who said that her car, a 2014 Toyota Camry, had been stolen in Malden and she was tracking it through her cell phone location app.
The car was tracked on to I-95/Route 128 northbound and two other troopers who found the car tried to pull it over. Police say that the driver of the stolen car began to pull over in the breakdown lane in Wakefield, but before coming to a full stop he sped off quickly.
The chase continued on the highway northbound with the suspect driving erratically at high speeds.
Then abruptly, without signaling, the suspect tried to take the Route 114 off-ramp, but could not exit because it was going too fast. Instead he drove across the ramp and got back onto I-95 north.
Various State and local police departments tried to stop the stolen car by using spike strips but Police say that the suspect was able to go around them and continue to drive north. At one point the driver of the stolen car turned off its lights to try to get away from them.
As the car crossed into New Hampshire shortly before 1:00 a.m. Seabrook, N.H and New Hampshire State Police joined in the chase.
Police say that the chase continued on Route 101, and the stolen car eventually crashed while attempting to get off the highway at Exit 11. The suspect ran away but was caught a few minutes later.
He was taken to Exeter Hospital to be checked out. Police did not release his name, because of his age.
He will face the multiple charges including: Failure to stop for police; Negligent operation of a motor vehicle; Unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle;Receiving a stolen motor vehicle; Use of a motor vehicle without authority; Marked lanes violation;Speeding;Failure to signal; and Operating without headlights.
They say that they are seeking a warrant for his arrest and he will eventually appear before a Judge in Salem Juvenile Court.