WALNUT CREEK -- Officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion assault and drug possession Sunday afternoon following a short pursuit that ended with the teen ramming a police car head on, police said.
At 4:35 p.m., police spotted a car driving erratically on Sunnyvale Avenue and ran the license plate, which showed the car was recently stolen from Concord.
When officers attempted to stop the car, the motorist sped away and police chased the vehicle to the end of a one-way parking lot at the south end of Buena Vista Road. It was there that the driver, later identified as the teen, rammed the police car and then intentionally backed into a second patrol car, police said.
No one was injured.
Both the suspect's vehicle and one patrol car were badly damaged.
In addition to car theft, the boy was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, evading police, possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of drugs, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Police did not release details on what type of controlled substance the boy had in the car.
The case remains under investigation, and the suspect was booked at Juvenile Hall in Martinez.