Teen facing charges after chase in stolen vehicle ends in Dougherty Co. crash

Sands Drive Arrests

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany teen is facing charges after police said he drove a stolen car at an officer, while running from other officers, according to Dougherty County Police (DCP).

The 16-year-old was driving a Dodge Durango that was reported stolen in the 900 block of Parrish Lane Sunday, DCP officials said.

Around noon on Tuesday, Albany police tried to pull the SUV over on the 3200 block of Sands Drive.

DCP told WALB the driver ran from officers.

During the chase, police said an officer outside his car tried to stop the teen driver, but the driver drove toward him.

The officer had to take shelter to keep from getting hit, according to DCP. The SUV then overturned at Sands Drive and East Oglethorpe.

Three other teens were in the SUV at the time, according to DCP.

No injuries were reported.

The teen driver is now charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and theft by taking and was taken to juvenile court for a hearing.

Two other 16-year-olds in the car were turned over to their parents. A 17-year-old was taken to the Dougherty County Jail.

Dougherty County Police said they’re looking into other stolen cars and car break-ins recently in the same area where the Durango was originally stolen.

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