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Altus car chase damages three police cruisers

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ALTUS, OK (KSWO)- A car chase in Altus ended in a crash with a police car. Cleveland County was looking for a wanted juvenile who stole a car Thursday afternoon. The vehicle was found late Thursday evening in Altus.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect led Altus police on a pursuit through residential areas in northwest portion of the city. The pursuit continued on Main Street until the suspect collided with another motorist near Wayne Street.

The suspect attempted to turn at a high rate of speed onto East Broadway but hit a curb and then a police unit head on.

A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody. He was taken Jackson County Memorial Hospital for observation and later released to police and then transported to the Jackson County Jail, where he awaits being transported back to Cleveland County.

No injuries were reported but three Altus Police units were damaged during the pursuit.

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