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Police: 17-year-old driver leads them on 100-mph chase

June 13, 2019

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont have taken into custody a 17-year-old driver following a chase that reached over 100 mph.

Police in Essex said they tried to stop him for speeding on Route 289 at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, but the vehicle kept going. The officer dropped the pursuit after several minutes due to public safety concerns.

Another officer then noticed the vehicle drop off a passenger before taking off. Police eventually caught up with the driver.

Police said the driver is from Burlington and was issued a juvenile citation to appear in court on charges of gross negligent operation, excessive speed, attempting to elude, and reckless endangerment.

No one was hurt.

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