Police: 16-year-old female in stolen car arrested after hitting patrol car, fleeing from police

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) A 16-year-old girl was arrested after hitting a patrol car then fleeing from police in West Valley City Saturday night. 

According to Lt. Justin Wyckoff, West Valley City Police Department, an officer was in the area of USANA Amphitheater around 10:30 p.m. when he approached what he considered a suspicious vehicle.

The officer reported that before he could approach the driver, she suddenly went into reverse, hitting his K-9 patrol car.

The girl then fled from the officer but due to the dangerous speeds and reckless driving, officers terminated the pursuit. 

The officer continued to follow the girl who Wkckoff said oddly started to obey traffic laws, including stopping at red lights and driving the speed limit. 

Police continued to follow the girl who drove to the Smiths on 3500 South near 8000 West. When she pulled into the parking lot, police were able to take her into custody. 

Police discovered the car was stolen out of Salt Lake City. 

The driver of the car was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention facility. She is facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing from police, possession of a controlled substance and open container. 

The other teen was released to the custody of her parents. 

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