Turlock cops say teen rammed patrol car

Turlock police say a 17-year-old boy rammed a patrol car early Wednesday as he tried to elude officers.

The teen and his passenger, also a 17-year-old boy, were arrested and booked at the Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall, said officer Lee Peters.

A police officer spotted the boys' car at 5:02 a.m. on Venture Lane, just west of Highway 99 and north of West Linwood Avenue, with the headlights off. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the teen driver would not stop, Peters said.

The pursuit ended a few miles away on Kellogg Avenue near California State University, Stanislaus, when the boy rammed the front of another police car that had joined the pursuit, Peters said.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Peters said the teen driver was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

The teen passenger was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, Peters said, because he did not comply with an officer's orders.