Ford Taurus Ends Up on Side After Chase With Miami-Dade Police

The 16-year-old driver was chased on foot after he flipped the car, police said

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    A teenage driver lost control of his car and flipped it on its side as he was being chased by police Thursday, police said. Witness Juan Sifontes described seeing the car upside-down. (Published Thursday, Feb 7, 2013)

    A teenage driver lost control of his car and flipped it on its side during a chase in Kendall Thursday, police said.

    The 16-year-old male suspect was chased on foot after the crash at Southwest 142nd Avenue and Southwest 44th Street, and police used a Taser on him and took him into custody, Miami-Dade police said.

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    A driver lost control of his car and flipped it on its side as he was being chased by police in Miami-Dade Thursday, police said. Aerial footage showed the scene afterwards. (Published Thursday, Feb 7, 2013)

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    The chase began in the area of Bird Road and Southwest 142nd Avenue, when an officer said he noticed the young man was driving the Ford Taurus and blowing through stop signs. The officer attempted to stop him but the teen backed up into him and took off at least three times, setting off a police chase, according to police.

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    The chase ended outside of Juan Sifontes' house, where police said the car flipped over, snapping a palm tree in half.

    "I heard the noise and I came through and saw a lot of police cars, and the car was upside-down," Sifontes said.

    Police said the driver faces several charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence.

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