Seven People Arrested In Stolen Van After Pursuit; Officer Seriously Injured

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Authorities say seven suspects have been arrested after the driver of a stolen van led police on a chase in Carroll County, and a responding officer has suffered serious injuries.

A Maryland State Police trooper attempted to pull the 2012 Toyota Sienna van over for going 25 mph over the speed limit around 4 p.m. Saturday on Route 140 near Market Street. The driver refused to pull over and went on to the shoulder to bypass cars.

A Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy used stop sticks that the van ran over near Kays Mill Road. The suspect continued to drive with two flat tires and finally stopped near Old Gamber Road after driving through a shopping center parking lot.

That’s when a Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a “serious” two-vehicle crash, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy was taken to Shock Trauma and the driver of the other car was taken to Carroll Hospital Center for “further care,” police say.

Police arrested all seven people after the group attempted to run from the scene.

All seven were in custody Saturday night and were interviewed at the Westminster Barrack. Troopers have not yet determined which of those in custody will be charged and what those charges will be.

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