Police: Teen in custody after car chase

Posted at 10:16 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 16:36:12-05

Police tell us a 17-year-old runaway from Washington is in custody after a chase late Thursday night in a stolen car.

Officers say it all started after a woman called police saying she'd seen her car, which had been stolen, in a neighborhood near Story and Linder in Meridian.

Police say when they located that car, the driver took off. 

The suspect reached speeds of over 65 mph in 25 mph zones and ran several stop lights and signs according to Meridian Police Chief Tracy Basterrechea.  During the pursuit, the teen rammed an ISP police vehicle. No officers were injured.

After a short chase an ISP trooper used a PIT maneuver to stop the car.  That’s when officers tell us the driver ran away on foot. 

Officers say they used a taser to stop the suspect who was identified as a runaway from Washington state.

The teen was found to have had fake $100 bills in his possession in addition to possessing marijuana.

Police have charged the teen with felony eluding officers, grand theft by possession, possession of marijuana, possessing counterfeit bills, resisting and obstructing officers and two counts of aggravated assault.