Police pepper spray boy, 14, after high-speed chase

A police chase entered after a 14-year-old lost control and crashed into a ditch. (KPAM AM 860/Eriq Peterson. May 20, 2013).
A police chase entered after a 14-year-old lost control and crashed into a ditch. (KPAM AM 860/Eriq Peterson. May 20, 2013).

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) – A 14-year-old boy will been booked into juvenile detention once he is released from a local hospital after suffering a bite from a police dog, officials said.

The boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, was arrested early Monday in the 2400-block of Southwest Stafford Road after leading police and deputies on high-speed chase up Interstate 5, Woodburn police said.

Capt. Jason Alexander, a police spokesperson, said officers attempted to stop the vehicle near the intersection of North Front Street and Young Street after it came back as reported stolen. The boy refused to stop and drove north on I-5 through Wilsonville, Alexander said.

A police chase entered after a 14-year-old lost control and crashed into a ditch. (KPAM AM 860/Eriq Peterson. May 20, 2013).

Officers said the vehicle was not owned by anyone in the boy’s family. The car was also involved in a hit-and-ran before the chase started, Alexander said.

The tires of the vehicle blew out at some point during the chase, police said. Officials did not use spike strips so the cause is under investigation.

The boy continued to drive on the vehicle’s rims until officers initiated a maneuver that caused the car to spin, police said. The vehicle stopped when it crashed into a ditch.

Alexander said the boy would not get out of the vehicle was remained non-compliant.

Officers used pepper spray on the boy, Alexander said. A Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy helping with the pursuit deployed his K-9 around 4 a.m. after the boy ran from the scene.

The boy was taken to the hospital for dog bite and is expected to be taken to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center after his release.

Several criminal charges are being considered, Alexander said.

– Brent Weisberg

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