Stolen vehicle pursuit in Vernon leads to crash, teen arrests - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Stolen vehicle pursuit in Vernon leads to crash, teen arrests

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Vernon police. (WFSB file photo) Vernon police. (WFSB file photo)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

Two teens were arrested after a stolen vehicle crashed in Vernon.

According to state police, troopers from Hartford pursued the 2007 Hyundai Azera early Friday morning up Interstate 84 eastbound near exit 43.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Windsor, state police said.

They said they had to end the pursuit before it became dangerous.

However, troopers said they later found that the vehicle had crashed near exit 66 in Vernon.

The driver had gotten off the exit and crashed near Tunnel and South Frontage roads, according to Vernon police.

The two teens, whom troopers said were ages 17 and 16, fled on foot but were found and arrested.

They were not identified because of their ages.

No one was hurt.

Troopers charged the 16-year-old with reckless driving, disobeying signal of an officer, engaging police in a pursuit, failure to drive in a proper lane, third-degree larceny, first-degree criminal trover damage, interfering with an officer and first-degree reckless endangerment.

The 17-year-old was charged with third-degree larceny, first-degree criminal trover damage and interfering with an officer.

Both were scheduled to face a judge on Friday.

State police said the investigation continues.

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