Dashcam shows teen 'joyriders' crash car, face charges after chase with Groveport police

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Groveport Police released body and cruiser camera video showing two 17-year-olds fleeing police, and totaling their car.

The videos are from April, released by the department. Those videos show dozens of vehicles leaving the parking lot of a warehouse along Green Pointe Drive in Groveport's south business district.

Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams said they had several calls for service to the area regarding vehicles racing, doing burnouts and revving their engines.

These kids, they think this is something neat they can do and there are no ramifications if they get caught," Adams said. "This is a joyride for them."

Just before 10:15 p.m., vehicles in the lot dispersed, and a cruiser camera shows a Groveport officer begin to pursue a Dodge Challenger after it failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle speeds around other cars along the road away from police.

Cruiser cam shows the car moving at high speeds before it launches into a tree and crashes. Officers also found a loaded gun in the car.

They don’t care about the people who are on the outside of the doors of the vehicle," Adams said. "They don’t care about other people driving. They don’t care about police officers. Frankly, I don’t think they care about themselves because they don’t realize the danger they are putting themselves in."

Adams told ABC 6 that both teens were released to their parents after the crash, but that they are expected to appear in juvenile court. He said the driver is facing a slew of charges, including fleeing police, failure to control, failure to display a license plate and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Both teens are also facing charges of improper handling of a firearm.

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