Two Utah teens arrested after vehicle theft, I-15 chase

By Janelle Stecklein

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: February 17, 2013 07:35PM
Updated: February 17, 2013 11:07PM

Two teenagers from a youth home in Moroni were arrested Saturday after they allegedly stole a vehicle from the home and led authorities on a chase.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said the teens, 15 and 17, stole the vehicle about 5:50 p.m. About 6:10 p.m., authorities spotted the teens driving down Nephi Canyon and attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver refused to stop and continued down the canyon, then went north on Interstate 15.

The teens exited at Santaquin and crashed the vehicle into an embankment, troopers said.

The two tried to run away but were quickly apprehended.

No one was injured in the 15-minute pursuit, and the teens were taken to a nearby youth correctional facility.

Troopers said the 15-year-old was driving.

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