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Teen leads trooper on car chase through Durham, Person County

Posted September 1, 2016

— Troopers on Thursday said a teenager is facing more than a dozen charges after he led them on a chase from Durham into Person County.

Authorities responded around midnight to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Tracy Trail in north Durham. The vehicle was considered suspicious because it matched a report of a vehicle seen at prior break-ins, troopers said.

The vehicle, which was driven by a person who is younger than 16 years old, did not have its headlights on when troopers arrived. The driver then took off, running stop signs before the trooper used a precision immobilization technique maneuver to stop the chase at Terry and Satterfield roads in Hurdle Mills.

The driver, who was not identified, was not injured.

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  • John Birch Sep 1, 2016
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    Coming to your "safe" rural neighborhood soon.The driver was under 16.Translation:Child career criminal with a car.