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Officer injured when teen in stolen vehicle rams patrol car, Bethlehem police say

A teen driving a stolen vehicle led police on a chase and injured an officer by deliberately ramming a patrol car, Bethlehem police said.
Officers spotted the stolen vehicle around 12:35 a.m. Thursday on the 1900 block of Brookside Drive and tried to stop it at Grandview Boulevard and West Broad Street, according to a department news release.
The driver, who is not being identified because of his age, fled, stopped in a residential driveway and reversed the vehicle into a patrol car, injuring the officer, the release said. The officer was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and released. The patrol car was disabled.
The teen fled again but was later found and taken into custody with the help of Allentown police after a brief foot chase.
The teen was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault by motor vehicle, fleeing or attempting to elude police, recklessly endangering another person, receiving stolen property, possession of a small amount of marijuana and numerous traffic offenses.
Source: Morningcall

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