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17-year-old charged with DWI after deputy chase

A 17-year-old driver led Wake County deputies on a chase in the southern part of the county early Tuesday, authorities said.

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Three 17-year-olds were arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly leading a Wake County sheriff's deputy on a pursuit from Fuquay-Varina to Holly Springs.

Authorities charged Ivan Oslavado Rodriguez with one count each of driving while impaired, DWI with a provisional license and carrying a concealed gun.

Ricardo Rosas Tapia and Pablo Reyes, both of whom were passengers, were charged with carrying a concealed gun and resisting or obstructing a public officer.

According to arrest warrants, Reyes and Rosas were in possession of a .22 caliber handgun.

The chase started around 2:55 a.m. at Five Points in Fuquay-Varina after a deputy pulled over what he thought was a suspicious vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

At one point during the chase, a passenger in the vehicle got out of the car and ran near Hilltop Road, deputies said. Authorities were still searching for that person Tuesday afternoon.

The chase ended on North Main Street near Crittenden Drive in Holly Springs.