Teenager Arrested for Crashing into Patrol Car while Trying to Flee Deputies

CLERMONT, Florida—A teenager is facing four criminal charges after crashing a stolen car into the back of a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s patrol car while trying to flee around 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest affidavit.

LCSO received information a stolen white Dodge Dart was entering Lake County and located it around State Road 50 and East Avenue and several deputies attempted a rolling roadblock. The 16-year-old driver veered across State Road 50 and crashed into a deputy’s marked cruiser, according to the affidavit. The Orlando boy fled into a nearby parking lot and performed a U-turn and entered the westbound lane of State Road 50 traveling eastbound.

Inside Lake is not naming the boy due to his age and the nature of the charges.

The Dart then turned onto Autoplex Lane, a dead-end street, near a Toyota dealership and LCSO performed a felony traffic stop and took the boy into custody. He was arrested for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing to elude and no driver license, never had one.

He was evaluated on scene by Lake EMS and transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared. He was taken to the Lake County Jail and the Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted, the affidavit states.

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