Police: Intoxicated 14-year-old led Wash. troopers in vehicle pursuit

The girl and her passenger tried to run from police after the vehicle was stopped, authorities say


Stacia Glenn
The News Tribune

PUYALLUP, Wash. — A 14-year-old girl was arrested early Friday after allegedly leading troopers on a high-speed chase through Puyallup while intoxicated.

The incident started about 12:25 a.m. when a trooper tried to pull over a speeding vehicle. The driver took off, prompting a chase that ended near the South Hill Mall when troopers put down spike strips and flattened the vehicle’s tires.

“Troopers didn’t know who it was, and two girls pop out and are running from them,” Trooper Johnna Batiste said.

The passenger, a 14-year-old girl listed as a missing juvenile, was released to her parents at the scene.

The driver was booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center on suspicion of felony eluding and DUI.

Investigators have not determined where the girls got the vehicle, but it had not been reported stolen.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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