A 14-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl have been charged with multiple felonies following a police pursuit in the village of Elbridge, police said.
According to New York State Police, at around 2 a.m. Saturday, troopers responded to the area of Brown Street in an attempt to locate a stolen vehicle. That vehicle was then spotted on State Route 5, and police said troopers tried to pull it over.
While the vehicle started to comply, police said it suddenly sped up and the teen driver led troopers on a brief pursuit in the village. Police followed the car for approximately three miles before OnStar successfully disabled the vehicle.
Trooper Jack Keller said the vehicle was operated by a 14-year-old Syracuse boy who refused to get out of the car. He said a trooper suffered minor injuries while forcibly extricating the teen from the vehicle, where he continued to resist arrest.
After a brief struggle, the boy was taken into custody and charged with second-degree assault, first-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, all class D felonies. He was also charged with resisting arrest, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.
Meanwhile, the 13-year-old female passenger was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and first-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Both teens were issued a family court appearance ticket and released to their legal guardian.