PRINCESS ANNE, MD. – An 11-year-old is facing charges following a police chase that resulted in a multi-car accident on Route 13 Wednesday afternoon in Somerset County.
According to the Princess Anne Police Department when they responded to a juvenile complaint at a residence on Donnybrook Lane they were told that the 11-year-old had taken a set of keys and driven away from the property in an SUV. Police found the juvenile driving and attempted to make a stop, however the 11-year-old continued on towards Mt. Vernon Road. While driving in an erratic manner police say the juvenile collided with a police vehicle before continuing to flee and eventually crashing into several vehicles at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Route 13.
Officials say that the juvenile attempted to continue fleeing following the collisions, but was unable to because of the damage done to the SUV. Police were then able to take the 11-year-old, who sustained minor injuries, into custody following treatment at Peninsula Regional Medical Center before being authorized by the Department of Juvenile Services to detain the juvenile so they could take custody of him at the Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center.
Police say the only injuries reported at the scene were to the juvenile and an officer and his K-9, whose vehicle was one of the vehicles hit at the intersection. The officer and K-9 were treated and released at the scene for minor injuries sustained during the crash.