Police: Teen goes on rampage with SUV

From Staff ReportsAugust 31, 2008 

— A father was treated at a hospital Friday night after his teenage son drove the family SUV into homes, mailboxes and across front yards before colliding with an ambulance, police said.

The teen got into the SUV at the family's home in the Walden Creek subdivision, near N.C. 55 and U.S. 64, at about 9:30 p.m., Apex police Capt. Jacque Gilbert said. His father tried to stop him, but lost his balance as he held on to the vehicle and was dragged.

The 16-year-old driver continued on its destructive path, hitting two garages, damaging mailboxes and strewing landscaping all over the street, Gilbert said. The driver traveled about four blocks, went south, then north, on Walden Creek Drive before colliding with a Cary ambulance that was responding to the scene.

The father's injuries were not considered serious. No paramedics were injured. The teenager was exiting the vehicle when police arrived, Gilbert said.

Gilbert would not release the names of the boy and his father.

Police had not decided Saturday whether the boy will face charges. Investigators had not said that the teen has any medical conditions that might have contributed to the incident.

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