Police: Teens take grandparents’ truck, lead Indy officers on chase

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police in Indianapolis say a 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a vehicle that led officers on a short pursuit Tuesday night.

It happened on the city’s near west side around 8:30 p.m. According to police, an officer noticed a pick-up truck with no head lamps on and tried to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle took off.

After a short pursuit, the driver crashed into a building at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Oliver Street.

Police found out a 13-year-old boy was driving the vehicle and a 14-year-old girl was the passenger. Both were taken to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the vehicle was the teens’ grandparent’s.

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