Police: Teen Led Cops on Chase Through Multiple Towns
The operator of the vehicle was a 15-year-old male, who was accompanied by five other juveniles.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office is investigating a failure to comply, which occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday morning and went from the City of Poughkeepsie to the town of Amenia.
Sheriff's deputies were called to assist the City of Poughkeepsie Police, who were attempting to stop a vehicle that wasn't complying.
Once outside city limits, the Sheriff's Office assumed the lead role and continued attempting to stop the vehicle.
The vehicle then continued to travel without stopping until it got to Route 22 in Amenia, at which time stop sticks were deployed and the vehicle complied.
While the vehicle was failing to comply, information was coming in from Ulster County that the vehicle was possibly stolen and one of the passengers may have been abducted.
Further investigation revealed that all of the occupants, six in total, were juveniles. There was no abduction. However, the vehicle was stolen from one of their relatives in Ulster County.
The vehicle's owner declined to press charges for the theft, so the five passengers were released to their parents.
The operator, a 15-year-old male, was arrested and charged as a juvenile for his actions related to the failure to comply and he will appear in Family Court at a later date.
The identities of all involved are being withheld due to their age.
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