Jul 30, 2014

UPDATE: Teen's High Speed Chase Ends in Weston Crash

Sixteen-year-old boy reportedly is uninjured after crash into Route 128 guardrail.

UPDATE: Teen's High Speed Chase Ends in Weston Crash

Original report:

Scanner reports Monday night indicate a driver is in State Police custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase down Route 128 that ended in a crash near the Newton/Weston line. 

CBS Boston is reporting that the driver is a 16-year-old from Westford who was driving his mother's car. He reportedly missed a court appearance today and was wanted on a felony warrant for a probation violation. 

The boy was not hurt in the crash, the AP reports.

According to emergency communications from this evening, the chase started in Westford when police attempted to pull over a black Volvo SUV on Route 40. The driver then reportedly took off down Route 3 at a high rate of speed. 

Eventually, the driver made it to Route 128 south and was driving at roughly 100 mph through Lexington, Waltham and Newton, scanner reports said.

The driver eventually crashed into a guardrail near the Newton/Waltham line at the Route 30 exit. He reportedly crashed after avoiding stop sticks at the Route 30 off ramp.

UPDATE (8:46 a.m.)

The Massachusetts State Police inform they were notified by the Westford Police at 8:41 p.m. of the chase.

Independent reports given to Westford Patch indicate the chase went from Littleton Road into town onto Route 40, where the State Police indicate the chase went onto Exit 33 of Route 3 in North Chelmsford.

Helicopters began following the vehicle at 8:44 p.m. above Route 3, with the chase ending at 8:52 as the SUV crashed into a guardrail in Weston.

The suspect, a 16-year-old, is currently being held in a juvenile detention center and awaits arraignment today in the Juvenile Session of Lowell District Court.

State Police would not release the name of the suspect due to his age, but noted that he was well known to law enforcement agencies.

UPDATE (11:48 a.m.)

According to Westford Police captain Victor Neal, town police officials were informed at 4 p.m. on Monday by the Lowell Juvenile Probation office that a juvenile offender living in Westford with an ankle monitoring bracelet could not be found, although there was suspicion that he had taken a particular vehicle.

Around 8:30, an officer spotted the vehicle on Oak Hill Road and a high speed chase ensued through the back streets of Westford, looping back around to Route 40 (Groton Road), at which point the Westford Police called off their pursuit for safety reasons and asked for assistance from the State Police.

The 16-year-old juvenile, whose name has not been given due to his age, currently faces two charges of alleged failure to stop for a police officer and reckless operation of a motor vehicle, one set of charges from Westford Police and another set from State Police.

Captain Neal said these charges were likely to be merged, however, additional charges may be pending.

Stephen Walsh (Twitter @firephoto161) and Matthew Carter (Twitter @matredsoxfan) contributed to this report.

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