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Teen arrested after pursuit in Carbon County

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Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:52:08 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 20 2013 09:32:49 AM CDT

15 year old arrested after pursuit

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

A teen armed with a loaded rifle led police on a pursuit through Carbon County Thursday night.

It started on Route 209 in Mahoning Township, where officers were conducting a DUI checkpoint.

A pickup truck made an illegal U-turn before the checkpoint, so officers initiated a traffic stop, police said.

The truck led officers on a chase through Lehighton and Franklin Township, eventually ending on Route 209, police said.

A 15-year-old from Kunkletown was driving the truck intoxicated, said police, adding that the teen also had a loaded Savage .243 rifle in his possession.

He is facing a number of charges and is now in a juvenile detention facility.