Teen accused of stealing car, running over officer

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Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:43 AM

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested.

The officer was treated for ankle injuries and released after the pursuit in Grand Junction on Tuesday.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/lva4sxs ) an officer shot the boy with a Taser as police tried to remove him from the car. He was evaluated at a hospital and taken to a juvenile jail. Authorities say charges are pending.

His parents reported shortly after 9 p.m. that their car had been stolen. Police pursued the boy around the neighborhood until he parked in front of his home. Police say he then drove off, striking the officer before he stopped and was arrested.