15-year-old arrested for joyride around West Valley in stolen car

Posted at 7:21 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 13:24:21-05

WEST VALLEY CITY – A 15-year-old boy is in police custody after taking a car for a joyride overnight.

Officers said the incident started when they tried to pull over a car with a headlight out on 5600 W. at about 1 a.m.

Authorities said the car turned off its lights and sped away into oncoming traffic.

A few minutes later police got a call about a car crashing in a field near 4700 S.

Officers brought out the K9 unit and found the teen driver.

Police said they contacted the registered owner of the car who said the car had been missing for about a month but they had not reported it stolen.

The teen was taken to a detention center and could be facing charges for running from police.