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14-year-old arrested after leading police on high-speed ATV chase in Slidell; one officer injured

1 year 4 months 1 day ago Thursday, August 04 2022 Aug 4, 2022 August 04, 2022 4:28 PM August 04, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - A 14-year-old was arrested Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase on an ATV Wednesday night, running other vehicles off the road and leaving an officer injured following a crash.

The Slidell Police Department said in a Facebook post shared Wednesday night that an officer saw the teen driving the ATV over 80 mph through the city at around 5:30 p.m., running other drivers off the roadways and inciting a chase that caused another officer to get into an accident and be sent to the hospital.

Police say the juvenile cut across a levee near Oak Harbor and got on I-10, where they ultimately lost sight of him.

Thursday afternoon, the 14-year-old was arrested and faces charges of aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway, reckless operation of an off-road vehicle, negligent injuring and operating an off-road vehicle on a public roadway.

While Slidell police did not release the full extent of the officer's injuries, they are reported to be minor and non-life-threatening.

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