Anchorage, Alaska — Anchorage police say a teenager was arrested Wednesday after crashing into a patrol car while driving a stolen vehicle. Police say 19 year-old Darien Jeter faces a long list of charges that include reckless driving, vehicle theft, leaving the scene of an accident and felony eluding.
APD says it began when a School Resource Officer at Benny Benson Secondary School spotted Jeter stealing a can of gas from a truck in the parking lot. Police say Jeter drove away in a stolen vehicle, and headed to King Career Center where SRO's were on-scene and saw the vehicle. Police say Jeter drove it into a patrol car, and fled, but traffic conditions prevented officers from pursuing him very far. However, one officer spiked the tires of the vehicle Jeter was driving, and police say that helped lead to his arrest.
"The driver slid off the road, he lost control at that point, jumped out of the car, ran across the street and was taken down by one of our SRO officers who effected his arrest," said Lt. Dave Parker.
Jeter's bail is set at $10,000.