February 23, 2024

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[EN IMAGES] A teenager on the run with a stolen car causes an accident in Beauport

[EN IMAGES] A teenager on the run with a stolen car causes an accident in Beauport

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after fleeing police 15 minutes earlier in the Beauport department of Quebec after a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning.



The driver of the other vehicle hit by the fleeing teenager was not injured.

Marcel Tremblay / QMI Agency

Officers of the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) were first called to intervene on Boulevard Louis-XIV at 10:15 a.m. for a motorist who behaved in a manner comparable to an intoxicated person.

Near the scene, police observed a vehicle matching the description, a red Toyota RAV4.



[EN IMAGES]    A teenager on the run with a stolen car causes an accident in Beauport

The car, which was stolen by the 17-year-old suspect, later crashed.

Marcel Tremblay / QMI Agency

They tried to intercept the car, but its driver quickly fled, and officers lost it in the fog.

The suspect was located around 10:30 a.m. when emergency services were called to the collision at the intersection of Anick Street and Raymond Boulevard.



[EN IMAGES]    A teenager on the run with a stolen car causes an accident in Beauport

The collision occurred at the intersection of rue Anick and boulevard Raymond in Beauport borough.

Marcel Tremblay / QMI Agency

However, authorities noted that the teenager was not intoxicated, but the SUV was stolen during the night.

No one was seriously injured in the accident.

A juvenile suspect is also at large, officials said.

Taking into account the entire situation, workers from the Youth Protection Department took him into custody and took care of him.

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