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Teenager crashes stolen Chesterfield police car on Midlothian Turnpike

Published: Jul. 16, 2018 at 5:25 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2018 at 10:14 AM EDT
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Chesterfield police on the scene where a stolen police cruiser was crashed. (Source: NBC12)
Chesterfield police on the scene where a stolen police cruiser was crashed. (Source: NBC12)
The police vehicle was stolen by a 19-year-old. (Source: NBC12)
The police vehicle was stolen by a 19-year-old. (Source: NBC12)
A viewer photo appears to show the 19-year-old being arrested by police after crashing the...
A viewer photo appears to show the 19-year-old being arrested by police after crashing the cruiser. (Source: Viewer Photo)

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A 19-year-old stole a Chesterfield police vehicle and crashed it on Midlothian Turnpike Monday, according to police.

Chesterfield police identified the suspect as Selvin O. Lazo Caballero. He is charged with DUI and additional charges are pending.

The incident started with a call for an attempted vehicle theft at McDonald's in the 5900 block of Hopkins Road.

The suspect in that attempted theft entered a marked police car that had responded to the scene, struck a non-police vehicle and fled.

The stolen police cruiser was seen on northbound Chippenham Parkway.

"He reached an excess of 100 miles per hour there," a captain on scene said.

The suspect exited on westbound Midlothian Turnpike while being pursued by officers and lost control of the vehicle in the 9500 block of Midlothian Turnpike, driving into the median, and later was boxed in by police on the roadway.

"They had about two guys pulling him out," said Nathan Lisech, a witness. "He was extremely hostile, fighting, trying to get out of restraints."

Lisech works at a pizza shop near where the crash happened. He said the incident affected his delivery times Monday.

"I actually took me 45 minutes getting somewhere a quarter of a mile from here just because of all this traffic," Lisech said.

Traffic backed up Midlothian Turnpike for more than two hours Monday afternoon.

The large police presence also had some people fearing the worst.

"When we came up upon the scene we thought someone was dead, a fatality," said James Scales, a delivery man. "There were just a lot of police officers out here and worse comes to worse you expect that with an accident out there."

Another non-police vehicle was struck by the fleeing driver.

There were no injuries reported during this situation, however the suspect was taken to a hospital to be assessed.

"That's a joyride he's never going to forget," Scales said.

"I honestly can't see the motivation for it," Lisech added.

A spokeswoman for Chesterfield police said charges are pending.

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