Teen driver flees police, crashes car in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE, In. (December 27th, 2014) —  A teen driver in Lafayette crashed into a building early Saturday morning after he failed to stop for a State Trooper who saw him driving without any headlights.

Around 12:42 a.m., Trooper Stephen Grayson was east bound on Greenbush Street at 14th Street  in his marked state police car when he saw a 2005 Jeep  without any headlights on.

Grayson turned his police car around after the Jeep’s driver.

The Jeep failed to stop and accelerated away at a high rate of speed, disregarding a stop sign.  The Jeep then lost control and crashed into a building.

The driver, a 16 year old male from Lafayette, was transported to Saint Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette with non-life threatening injuries.

Charges are pending.

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