UPDATE: New details on the juvenile driver that led Foley PD on chase

Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 9:43 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 2:24 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Foley PD released new information on the vehicle pursuit with a juvenile driver from Wednesday night.

Police confirmed that the chase began on Foley Beach express when an officer said he observed the red Dodge Ram speeding southbound.

The officer was able to catch up to the vehicle after it struck the light pole on South Mckenzie Street, according to authorities.

Officials also said the driver was 17-years-old and that in addition to the two charges we first reported, he is also facing speeding, driving while suspended, reckless driving and several other traffic offenses.

Foley PD said they are still investigating a driving under the influence charge.

FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - Police said a juvenile driver led Foley PD on a chase today down Highway 59 while also hitting a light pole and causing wrecks.

Around 4:00 p.m., Foley police responded to a crash on South Mckenzie Street near Riviera Boulevard where a truck struck a light pole causing it to fall and damage a vehicle in the other lane, according to authorities.

Police said when they arrived and got out of their vehicles, the driver that caused the collision fled.

Officers engaged in a short pursuit that ended at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 12 where the driver collided with three other vehicle, according to police.

Foley PD said nobody was injured in either crash and it caused minor damage to two vehicles while another vehicle was disabled and needed to be towed.

Authorities said the juvenile driver was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and attempting to elude. Police said possible DUI charges could be pending.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency worked the collision, according to Foley PD.