Georgia State Patrol troopers arrested a 14-year-old driver Wednesday night after a chase in southwest Atlanta ended in a chain-reaction crash. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

14-year-old driver arrested after chase, chain-reaction crash

A 14-year-old driver was arrested Wednesday night after a chase in southwest Atlanta ended in a chain-reaction crash, authorities said.

The incident started when Atlanta police tried to stop a gray 2017 Mercedes-Benz E350 that matched the description of one used Sunday in an armed robbery in Brookhaven.

Authorities in that city had issued a lookout for a Mercedes with a “drive out” tag, Brookhaven police Maj. Brandon Gurley said.

When an officer tried to pull the car over, the driver “refused to stop,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Donald Hannah said.

The officer chased the car near Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol about 7:30 p.m., officials said. 

“GSP made contact with the pursuit on Lee Street and took the primary position,” the agency said in a statement.

The chase circled an area of southwest Atlanta several times, the GSP said.

It ended at Westview Drive and Langhorne Street after an Atlanta police officer hit three other vehicles and caused another vehicle to crash into a trooper's cruiser, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The teen driver got out of the car and ran but was later captured.

Three other teens riding in the car, all 15 years old, were arrested in the incident, the GSP said.

Authorities have not released the names of the teens.

No one was seriously injured in the crash.

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