A juvenile led authorities on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended with a crash on Interstate 10.Â
According to Holmes County Sheriffâ€™s Office, deputies received a report around 3:45 Friday afternoon that a vehicle had been stolen out of Ponce de Leon. A deputy in the area encountered the vehicle and saw reckless driving. When the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect refused to stop and proceeded to get on the onramp for I-10. The driver continued recklessly across the westbound lanes of the interstate reaching speeds topping 100 mph.Â
At mile marker 90, the driver attempted to cross the median to enter eastbound traffic. At this point, the driver failed to make the turn and the vehicle rotated backwards, hitting three other vehicles in the process.
The driver was identified as a female juvenile. She was transported to a local hospital, but no injuries are reported for her or any of the victims involved. The juvenile is facing charges of aggravated fleeing and attempt to elude, grand theft auto, driving without a license and reckless driving.
Sheriff John Tate would like to thank Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Fire Rescue and Florida Highway Patrol for their assistance.