A 16-year-old boy was jailed Saturday morning on suspicion of stealing a vehicle and drunken driving following a pursuit in Palmdale.
An officer spotted the vehicle at 10 p.m. Friday in the area of Avenue R-4 and 25th Street East and a check of its license plate showed it had been reported stolen, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.
The deputy attempted to pull over the vehicle, but the driver took off and led authorities on a pursuit that ended in the area of Avenue S and 25th Street East at 10:15 p.m., the department said.
Four suspects, including the teenaged driver, were taken into custody, the LASD said.
A news photographer at the scene said deputies used spike strips to take out the front tires, bringing the pursuit to an end, then fired pepper balls into the vehicle when the driver refused to surrender.
There were no reports of injuries as a result of the pursuit.