Teenager leads police on high-speed chase

A 16-year-old faces charges after leading Powder Springs police on a high-speed vehicle chase Saturday.

Cobb County police were attempting to locate a suspect following a domestic-related call Saturday night when, at 10:23 p.m., Powder Springs police Lt. V. Bailey observed the suspect’s vehicle, a silver Chevrolet Cobalt, speeding through the intersection of Marietta Street and New Macland Road.

Bailey said the vehicle lost control and spun around as it entered Old Austell Road and that the vehicle almost collided with his patrol car before continuing south on Old Austell Road.

Bailey pursued the vehicle to Austell, where the driver stopped at a house on Creveis Road and picked up another juvenile.

When the vehicle stopped, Bailey pulled up behind it and tried to remove the driver. The driver began to back up, almost striking Bailey and side swiping his patrol car before fleeing again.

Bailey continued to pursue the vehicle until the driver lost control and collided with a pole on James Road near Veteran’s Memorial Highway. The suspect was able to continue driving until the hood of the vehicle flipped up onto the windshield. The suspect’s vehicle finally came to rest at the Food Depot located on Floyd Road in Mableton.

The juvenile passenger was released to her parents on scene and the 16-year-old driver was transported to Cobb Hospital for treatment.

The driver, who lives in Powder Springs, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and attempting to elude, and reckless driving.