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Teens age 14 and 15 arrested after 100 mph police chase

August 22, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a 14-year-old and 15-year-old who led them on a highway chase in North Carolina with speeds exceeding 100 mph (160 km/h).

The Durham Sheriff’s Office says the teens were spotted by a deputy late Wednesday night traveling 20 mph above the speed limit.

When the deputy tried to pull the car over, it sped off through a red light onto northbound I-70. Police say the driver later made his way onto I-85 and then exited onto side roads where he lost control and crashed.

Police say three people fled from the car, and the two teens were taken into custody. The third person remained at large Thursday.

Charges include fleeing arrest, driving without a license, possessing a stolen vehicle and possession of a handgun by a minor.

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