Teens who stole Jeep pursued by police down I-95 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Teens who stole Jeep pursued by police down I-95

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Teens crashed a Jeep off of exit 43 on I-95 in West Haven, according to state police. (WFSB) Teens crashed a Jeep off of exit 43 on I-95 in West Haven, according to state police. (WFSB)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Stratford and state police said they pursued a stolen Jeep Wrangler full of teens down Interstate 95 from Stratford to West Haven.

Five juveniles, ranging in age from 13 to 17, were arrested on Wednesday morning, according to state police.

Troopers said around 3:40 a.m., they tried to stop the stolen vehicle in the area of exit 32 on I-95 north. That's when they became involved in the pursuit.

Stratford police broke off their pursuit around exit 36 due to safety concerns. State police followed suit at exit 42.

Officials said the driver of the Jeep exited the highway at exit 43 in West Haven.

They said they later found the vehicle crashed into a wood beam guide rail on Campbell Avenue.

The juveniles fled.

West Haven police set up a perimeter. With the help of a K9 unit from Milford police, all five teens were apprehended.

They were evaluated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for minor injuries suffered during the crash.

Troopers charged them with interfering with police and third-degree larceny.

The driver of the Jeep was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, evading the scene of an accident and second-degree reckless endangerment.

The teens were given a court date of Aug. 28 in New Haven.

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