Teen charged after fleeing La Vergne police in aunt’s car

La Vergne teen reckless driving

A two-county pursuit of a 16-year-old driver ended with a crash into a mailbox in Antioch Monday morning.  

La Vergne officers attempted to pull over the driver around 4 a.m. on Sue Ellen Drive after noticing the vehicle did not have working brake lights.  

According to a release, the driver did not stop for the officer and continued driving toward Nashville and into the Hickory Woods neighborhood near the county line.  

While continuing to flee, the driver took a turn too wide and hit a brick mailbox at a home on Sunnyvale Drive, according to La Vergne police.   

The driver reportedly exited the car and complied with the officer’s commands.  

The teen, who is from Nashville, was taken to an area hospital before he was booked into the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.  

According to a release, the teen told officers he did not stop because he did not have a license and that he had been told by a school resource officer at La Vergne High School to not return to the property, which he interpreted as not being allowed in La Vergne’s city limits. 

He was reportedly driving his aunt’s vehicle at the time.  

The 16-year-old was charged with felony evading, curfew violation, driving without a license and reckless driving.  

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