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Teen driver intentionally hits other truck, speeds away before crashing in Glendale

July 19, 2013

A 17-year-old Glendale motorist was arrested Thursday after police say he intentionally crashed into another driver who was watching him “doing doughnuts” in a parking lot, police said.

The motorist, whose name wasn’t released because he’s a minor, was reportedly driving his GMC truck in circles about 11:42 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Verdugo Road, according to Glendale police.

He suddenly drove up to the 42-year-old La Puente driver and his 32-year-old passenger and asked them what they were looking at and whether they were talking about him, police said.

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At that point, the motorist allegedly swerved and struck the driver’s Toyota, then rammed its rear bumper.

As the Toyota spun out of control in the 1000 block of North Glendale Avenue, the motorist allegedly drove away.

But a witness continued to follow the teen driver, who eventually crashed into a pole near Monterey Road and Glendale Avenue, police said.

The teen got out of his GMC and ran away, but officer were able to catch up to him, at which point he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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