Armed and dangerous teen charged after engaging in police pursuit

- The Martin County Sheriff's Office says that at about 2 a.m., a call was received about a suspected armed and dangerous carjacker moving through Martin County. 

Deputies say they deployed stop sticks in an attempt to disable the stolen vehicle, which was running at speeds of more than 100-miles per hour in the northbound lanes of I-95. The driver, 17-year-old Vedlens Cineas of Boynton Beach, continued to run from deputies and troopers after hitting three-rounds of stop sticks.

They went on to say that the tires of the stolen car were finally punctured near the High Meadows Exit. That was just enough for a state trooper to conduct a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT maneuver. The maneuver disabled the car and pushed it to the side of the road.

A swarm of law enforcement officers then reportedly approached the vehicle and went in for the take down. No one was injured.

17-year-old Vedlens Cineas was removed from the car at gunpoint. He was transported back to Boynton Beach, where he was charged with Fleeing and Eluding, Grand Theft Auto, Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Sell, and Possession of Heroin or Fentanyl with the Intent to Sell.

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