Carlisle teen facing charges after police chase ends in crash


A Carlisle teen is facing several charges after leading State Police on a chase Sunday.

State Police say a trooper attempted to pull the 17-year-old female over near North Pitt Street and C Street in Carlisle for an expired inspection, but the teen took off leading the trooper on a pursuit.

The chase ended when the teen crashed the car into the sun-room of a home on the corner of G Street and Factory Street. Police say the teen didn’t stop for the trooper because she did not have a drivers license or car insurance.

“If she would have been pulled over she would have just been looking at some fines and a few traffic citations for no insurance, no drivers license, and the expired inspection. It absolutely was not worth crashing into someone’s house,” said Trooper Adam Reed, spokesperson, Pennsylvania State Police.

The woman who lives at the home on the 200 block of G Street did not answer her door but a friend told abc27 news the 60-year-old retiree was home when the crash happened.

“She was sleeping and all of a sudden she heard a boom and when she got up to see what the devil was going on she saw the sun-room was destroyed,” said Connie Sweeney.

There were two passengers in the teen’s car. One was treated for minor injuries.

“From what I understand the young girl did apologize yesterday, however personally, my feeling is ‘I’m sorry’ does not cover it. My friend is the one suffering she lost a room and financially she’s the one that gets to take care of this,” said Sweeney. “Maybe those three kids need to be the ones to come over here and do the clean up… but we all know that’s not a reality.”

The 17-year-old was arrested and is facing several charges including fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person.

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