Three teen-agers were arrested in two unrelated high-speed pursuits yesterday, one a 16-year-old boy who police said was driving a car that crashed into a house in Guilford.
According to Howard County police, that chase began in east Columbia about 2: 30 a.m. after police clocked a black Nissan Maxima going 70 mph southbound on Snowden River Parkway yesterday.
Police said the driver of the car headed southeast on Guilford Road and turned left on Mission Road before losing control of the car in a residential area. The car crashed into a single-family home in the 8600 block of Cheshire Court in Guilford.
Police said the driver bailed out of the car and fled. Police arrested a youth nearby soon after the incident.
The car left a 6-foot-by-6-foot hole in the concrete block foundation of the house. Residents of the house -- who were at home at the time -- were not hurt in the crash, police said.
The Columbia youth, who officers said did not have a driver's license, was charged as a juvenile with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, fleeing and alluding, reckless driving, driving without a license, and other traffic charges, police said.
He was released to the custody of a guardian.
That incident began less than an hour after another chase that resulted in the arrest of two teen-age girls from Savage by Baltimore police.
Howard County police clocked that car traveling west on Route 32 west of U.S. 1 at 78 mph in a 55-mph zone about 1: 40 a.m.
As police gave chase, the car stopped but only for the driver and passenger to exchange seats before resuming their flight.
The car then headed north on Interstate 95 into Baltimore, police said. The chase ended when the car struck a parked car on Washington Blvd. near Cross Street in Baltimore.
Police said the girls -- ages 16 and 17 -- were charged as juveniles with unauthorized use of a vehicle and other traffic charges.
Pub Date: 5/09/97