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14-year-old girl arrested after police chase in Florida

Posted at 10:11 PM, Nov 13, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Police have arrested a 14-year-old girl after they say she was behind the wheel of a car that reversed into a patrol car twice -- once with the officer inside -- and led them on a pursuit before crashing into a fence. 

The girl is facing several felony charges.

Police say they were called to a local RaceTrac on Saturday to investigate a suspicious car. When they got on scene, they found a 14-year-old girl behind the wheel. They say she then reversed into the patrol car twice, the second time while the officer was inside, then took off.

She led police on a nearly mile-long pursuit until she crashed her car into a fence. The panel of the metal fence was destroyed. 

Shyvonne Jackson said he was leaving work when he saw the commotion. 

"Someone could have got hurt. Some kids could have gotten hurt. Somebody could have got their life taken away," he said. 

The girl is now facing multiple charges, including 10 counts of hit-and-run with property damage and six counts of aggravated battery on an officer. 
"I'm surprised a 14-year-old did that. Like, she still has her whole life ahead of her," Jackson said. 

Fort Myers-based WFTX stopped by her home, but no one answered the door. The child is not being named because she is a minor.