Cops: Teen drove ATV through vineyard to avoid police

A 14-year-old boy drove an ATV through a vineyard in Peconic last Sunday to try to escape police before he was caught on Main Road, police said. 

An officer was on patrol about 5 p.m. when he saw an ATV driving along the shoulder of Route 48, according to an incident report. The teen then drove through a field to escape, but was later found with the help of two other cops, police said. After learning that the driver of the ATV was a 14-year-old boy, police contacted the teen’s mother. Police turned him over to his mother, who arranged to have the ATV towed from the scene.

Police declined to press charges against the boy due to his age.

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