Stolen Car Joy Ride Ends in Chase, Crash and Arrest

Fairfax County Police Three teenagers in a stolen car crashed the vehicle and fled from police in a chase on Sunrise Valley Drive Tuesday.

Fairfax County Police said a patrol officer was driving past South Lakes High School on South Lakes Drive Wednesday about 12:30 p.m. when a 2004 silver Honda pulled out of the lot in front of him.

The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle, which was just stolen from the Reston Town Center, sped away.

A short pursuit ensued and ended when the vehicle crashed in front of the Sheraton Reston Hotel on Sunrise Valley Drive.

The two passengers were apprehended right away, but the driver fled on foot. Other responding officers located and arrested him a short time later, police said.

All three subjects were juveniles. Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle, police said.

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