Police Arrest 15-year-old After Joy Ride Ends with Pursuit

SAN RAMON – Police arrested an unlicensed 15-year-old San Ramon boy after he led officers on a chase at over 70 miles per hour with a 13-year-old girl in the passenger seat.

According to San Ramon Police Sergeant Pat Cerruti, officers responded to a report that a vehicle was seen driving recklessly and with no lights at around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning.

A short time later, a San Ramon Police officer investigating the report saw a vehicle matching the description speeding with no tail lights.

When the officer initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and Dougherty Road, the vehicle fled and the officer pursued it.

The vehicle reportedly led the officer on a chase at 70 miles per hour on Dougherty Road, a road that has a posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour.

Police lost sight of the vehicle in the neighborhood surrounding Red Willow Road, but discovered the vehicle abandoned on a dead-end street nearby.

After a brief search of the area, the driver and passenger were found hiding in the bushes nearby.

The driver, a 15-year-old boy from San Ramon was arrested for evading a peace officer and being an unlicensed driver.

Evidently, the boy had taken the vehicle from his parents residence without their knowledge. After being cited, the boy was released to his parents.

Police say the 13-year-old female passenger was also released to her parents.

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