BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Six Buffalo police officers were injured while trying to arrest a teen driver late Monday night.
Around 11:20 p.m., Buffalo police say they stopped a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station at Bailey Ave. and Langfield Dr.
While officers tried to get the vehicle’s occupants out, they say the 16-year-old driver tried to get away in reverse, dragging and injuring a lieutenant.
As officers pursued the vehicle, it veered into the path of an oncoming vehicle. That oncoming vehicle then struck a police vehicle, injuring the two officers inside.
Eventually, the pursuit came to an end in the area of Peach and Best streets when police say the teen driver struck a parked car.
A foot chase followed, and two officers and another lieutenant were injured during the arrest of the teen. His name wasn’t revealed, but police said he is a Buffalo resident.
He was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, misdemeanor and felony counts of criminal possession of stolen property, and a felony charge of assaulting a police officer. Additionally, he was accused of a number of vehicle and traffic law violations.
All of the officers who were injured are expected to recover.
On Friday, the teen will be back in court for a felony hearing. He was remanded on $25,000 bail.
If convicted, the teen could spend up to 15 years in prison.