A fifteen-year-old took a 3 a.m. “joy ride” on Saturday, October 6 that ended in flames. The King George boy stole a red pick-up truck from a local farm and drove it on Route 3 near Canterbury Loop; it was here that a King George Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to pull him over for speeding. Trying to evade the deputy, the boy brought the truck to speeds as high as 90 mph. As he turned down a side road, he was spotted by Deputy Adam Cole who began to pursue the truck. The boy repeatedly turned off the exterior lights of the truck and weaved all over the road in an attempt to evade law enforcement.
The truck tore down Stoney Knoll Road and entered Westmoreland County where the driver lost control of the truck, wrecking it in the woods. The vehicle was in flames, and Deputy Cole rushed towards the truck. The driver explained that the door was jammed, and Deputy Cole smashed a window and helped the boy out. King George Fire and Rescue transported the driver to Mary Washington Hospital for minor injuries. It was discovered that the juvenile had been under the influence of alcohol and was in possession of a Schedule 4 drug. Charges against the suspect are pending.