Teen in car chase with police arrested in Clinton Twp.
A 14-year-old was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen car, rolling it over and then fleeing on foot, according to authorities.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said the teen is being housed in the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center, where he awaits criminal proceedings.
Police said the teen was first spotted at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in a gold 2003 Toyota Camry by a sheriff’s deputy on patrol in Mount Clemens. The driver failed to stop at a flashing red traffic signal while traveling west on Dickinson Street at northbound Gratiot.
The deputy attempted to execute a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled at about 70 miles per hour, according to officials.
Police gave chase and the Camry struck a curb in the 150 block of Avery Street near Dickinson in Clinton Township as the driver tried to make a turn. The car rolled over several times, police said, before coming to rest against another vehicle parked in a home’s driveway.
The driver fled from the scene on foot, the sheriff’s office said.
Police searched the area and found the teen hiding beneath a pool deck in the backyard of a home on Avery Street.
Deputies arrested the teen, who was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Officials said the Camry’s owner called police at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday to report her vehicle had been stolen from her home.