NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LONGVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT:
On July 16, 2001, at 4:34 a.m., Officer Jacob Zimmerman was on routine patrol near the 2500 Block of Thirteenth Street. Officer Zimmerman observed a white Nissan X-terra traveling at a high rate of speed. The Officer initiated a traffic stop but the driver sped away when the officer got out of his patrol car. After a short pursuit the driver reached a dead end street. Both the driver and passenger jumped from the vehicle. Officers detained the 14 year old driver. Officers searched the area for the other suspect but were unable to locate him at that time. The driver was arrested for Evading Arrest or Detention in a Vehicle and he received two traffic citations including Driving with No Driver's License and Disregarding a Stop Sign.
Around 7:40 a.m. the mother of the other suspect brought her son, also 14 years old, to the Police Department. Police learned that he had taken the mother's car without her permission and was a passenger in the X-terra during the pursuit. He was not arrested but charges will be filed against him.