Police now say it was a teen who lead officers on a chase that started with a stolen car in New York Mills and ended with a crash in the city of Utica. Police say 17-year-old Lauren Smith crashed the Ford Focus on Third and Blandina just before 10 p.m. Monday night.
They say Smith took off on foot after the crash. They took him into custody after a brief struggle on Mary street. He’s charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and several traffic violations.