Two kids stole cars and drove them “recklessly” through the streets of Maryland, running red lights, weaving through cars and surpassing speeds of 100 mph, police said.
When Calvert County deputies tried to pull over one of the drivers along Broomes Island Road, the suspect veered over a median, hit a light pole and ran into a marked patrol vehicle with a deputy and police dog inside, according to deputies.
The deputy was transported to a medical facility for treatment and released, and the K-9 was unharmed, the sheriff’s office said.
The other suspect drove up an embankment and plowed through a field and into a wooded area in St. Leonard, deputies said. The minor eventually jumped out of the vehicle and tried to escape on foot before being caught, deputies said.
“This is the second incident this year where unlicensed, juvenile drivers have attempted to drive stolen vehicles recklessly through our county,” Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans said in a statement. “We will always consider our citizens’ safety when pursuing these individuals and fortunately our deputies are trained to end these pursuits and apprehend the suspects quickly.”
Both minors, from Baltimore, are facing several traffic and theft charges, along with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, according to the sheriff’s office.
Calvert County is about 50 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.