Teens Lead Police on East Alabama High Speed Chase

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -  Two teenagers are behind bars in Lee County after a high speed chase with police officers and State Troopers.

Auburn Police tell News Leader 9 it all began just before midnight eastern time Friday night.

An employee was getting off work at the Bruster's Ice Cream on East University Drive and walking to their car when they were approached by an armed, 17-year old male.

The teen stole the worker's car and picked up a 16-year-old female in the parking lot.

Police pursued the two and put out spike strips in the road to stop them but the driver avoided the trap and made his way onto Interstate 85 going towards Montgomery.

As Auburn Police officers and Alabama State Troopers tried to stop them, the teenagers reached 90 miles an hour at one point.

Spike strips were used again in Montgomery, busting out two tires on the stolen car.

The two suspects were finally stopped in Prattville.

The chase lasted between 45 and 50 minutes.

Both teens were taken into custody and are being held at the Lee County Detention Facility.

They are both charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree which is a Class A felony in Alabama so police say, the idea is to charge them as adults.