Chehalis police: Boy runs into WSP trooper, hits two cars after stealing unmarked car
CHEHALIS – A 17-year-old Lacey boy ran into a Washington State Patrol trooper and two civilian cars after stealing an unmarked Chehalis Police car on Wednesday, police said.
Troopers said the incident began when a car they attempted to pull over on I-5 sped off.
They found the car in a golf-course parking lot with two people in it. They arrested a 15-year-old girl who was a passenger, but the driver ran away on foot.
Police said that while they were looking for the boy, he jumped in the unmarked police car, put it in reverse, hit the trooper with the open door, and sped off. They said that he then hit the two civilian cars on an overpass before getting on I-5 northbound.
During the commotion, one of the front tires on the police vehicle was damaged. Police said the boy pulled off near Exit 81 and ran away on foot again, but K-9 officers tracked him down and arrested him.
The boy was sent to the hospital for a dog bite, and will be booked into juvenile detention for first-degree assault, felony hit and run, and eluding.
The trooper was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.