14-year-old charged with numerous traffic violations

3:49 PM, Nov 4, 2013   |    comments
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EMMITSBURG, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 14-year-old Maryland boy faces numerous traffic charges after evading police on an ATV.

The boy, referred by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, is charged with fleeing and eluding police, driving an unregistered vehicle on a highway, and driving a motor vehicle on a highway without a registered license, officials said.

The boy was spotted by police driving an ATV in Myersville, Md. after stealing a trailer from a location in the 12500 block of Stottlemeyer Road, officials said.

Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop, which the boy evaded and continued to drive into a field, officials said. A Maryland State Police helicopter and Sheriff's Office K-9 unit assisted in locating the ATV and the K-9 unit tracked the suspects to a residence on Harp Hill Road.

An investigation determined that the stolen trailer was intended to be a prank on the victim, whom the suspects knew, officials said. The victim did not want to pursue criminal charges.

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