TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Tuscaloosa Police arrested a 17-year-old driver on felony drug and weapon charges after a pursuit and they are actively searching for a second suspect.

Two TPD officers attempted to stop a Honda Fit that was speeding on 23rd Street on Friday afternoon just before 5 p.m. When the driver refused to stop, the officers were led on a pursuit onto T.Y. Rogers Avenue, 25th Street, and Elm Street.

The driver jumped from the moving vehicle and was captured shortly after a foot pursuit. The vehicle struck a brick mailbox in front of New Home Baptist Church on 26th Street.

A passenger jumped from the vehicle, dropping a fully loaded AR-15 in the street.

Police were still actively searching for that suspect as of 8 p.m. Friday.

Officers also found a fully loaded handgun in the driver’s possession, and other loaded
weapons in the vehicle. In addition to the weapons, they recovered a large quantity of marijuana and empty baggies as evidence.

The driver’s identity has not been released.

He is facing multiple charges including resisting arrest, possessing a firearm, and first-degree possession of marijuana. He will be held in the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center.


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