Authorities: Juveniles rammed police car with stolen vehicle in North Carolina
Published 10:30 am Tuesday, January 5, 2021
A group of juveniles in an allegedly stolen vehicle rammed a North Carolina police car Monday morning before leading authorities on a chase that ended when the suspect vehicle’s tires blew out, according to police.
Winston-Salem police officers were in a Walmart parking lot at around 10:30 a.m. trying to block in a vehicle that was reported stolen when the occupants of the car accelerated and rammed the front of a squad car, The Winston-Salem Journal reported, citing the agency.
The vehicle drove off and officers chased the car across the city, police said. The pursuit ended when the stolen vehicle hit a curb at a high rate of speed and blew out its tires, according to investigators.
Four juvenile suspects jumped out and were captured after a short foot chase, the agency said. No officers or suspects were injured.
Investigators also said they found a gun during the encounter.
The juveniles’ identities were not released and formal charges were not immediately announced.