Update on early morning vehicle pursuit and crash

A juvenile is in custody today after a vehicle pursuit and crash early this morning.

The Jasper Police Department was notified early this morning of a report that a male juvenile had taken a car from the Baden Strasse area.

At 5:50 a.m., an officer located the 2003 Toyota Matrix that was reported taken. It was north of Jasper on County Road 500N east of U.S. 231.

Police say the driver attempted to elude police and a pursuit started southbound on U.S. 231.

The pursuit entered the city limits where police say the driver lost control of the vehicle in the 2800 block of Newton Street.

The car crashed into all-terrain vehicles at Motorsports by Batteries Now, according to police.

Authorities then took the juvenile into custody.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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