A 16-year-old boy is facing juvenile charges after driving without a license and crashing a car in Ashburn.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, a deputy on patrol near Rt. 7 and Davenport Drive in Sterling saw a car driving “erratically.” The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver accelerated and sped away. The driver continued to speed down Rt. 7, and turned onto Russell Branch Parkway and Ashburn Village Boulevard. Throughout the drive, the car veered into oncoming lanes and hit several stationary objects, including street signs, according to the report.
The vehicle eventually traveled on Ashburn Village Boulevard toward Riverside Parkway, when the driver lost control near Helix Drive and crashed. The driver, identified as a 16-year-old from Sterling, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was later taken to the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center, and several juvenile petitions are pending against him. His name has not been released because of his age.