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Police arrest two teens following police chase in Nashville

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 22:19:20-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A high-speed police chase in Nashville ended with police arrested two teens.

Metro Nashville Police officials say a 17 and 16-year-old led them on a chase from Old Hickory Boulevard to Interstate 40 in a stolen vehicle.

Officers spotted the stolen Subaru Outback on the 5700 block of Old Hickory Boulevard, and that's when the 17-year-old driver sped away, according to a MNPD press release.

Officers deployed spike strips as the Subaru got on I-40 West, causing the teen to stop the vehicle. Police say he and his 16-year-old passenger ran into a wooded area where they were taken into custody.

The 17-year-old admitted to being the driver and possessing a handgun found by officers. He was charged in Juvenile Court with theft of a motor vehicle, evading arrest, juvenile handgun possession, and driving without a license. His passenger was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.

The owner of the stolen Subaru found his vehicle missing Tuesday at 5 a.m. It had been left unlocked with a key fob inside at a Maxwell Avenue home.