Annapolis-area teens arrested after high-speed chase Car raced down I-97, through Annapolis


State police arrested three Annapolis-area youths and plan to arrest two more after a car chase from Crownsville to Annapolis that exceeded speeds of 100 mph late Saturday, state police at the Annapolis barracks said yesterday..

Police said three police helicopters and Annapolis and Anne Arundel County officers assisted troopers in the 10-mile pursuit that began about 10: 45 p.m. on Interstate 97 and went through Annapolis.

According to police, a trooper saw a car occupied by five males about 15 to 17 years old that was traveling north on Interstate 97 near Crownsville.

The trooper reported that the car was weaving and that he suspected he was dealing with a drunken driver when he turned on his emergency lights to make a traffic stop, police said.

The car made a U-turn and sped south toward Annapolis with the trooper in pursuit, police said.

Reaching the outskirts of Annapolis, the car turned west on Route 665 and made numerous high-speed turns through the streets of Annapolis, including once around State Circle, before it headed into the Robinwood area, police said.

After abandoning the car near Annapolis Middle School, the youths fled into nearby woods, police said.

Three were caught minutes later and issued juvenile citations before being released to their parents, police said.

Troopers learned the names of the others, who will be arrested on juvenile citations, police said.

The youths told troopers they had borrowed the car, which sustained very minor damage, police said.

Pub Date: 2/17/97

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