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Vehicle hits Fort Worth restaurant; 4 teens face charges

There is more trouble for the four teens who, according to Sansom Park police, crashed a car into a Fort Worth restaurant after leading Sansom Park police on brief chase.

Officers found marijuana in the wrecked car, said Det. Sgt. Tom Milner, spokesman for Sansom Park police.

And then they found purses, including at least one that was reported stolen in a Saginaw vehicle break-in, Milner said.

Officer Kim Allison, Saginaw police spokeswoman, said the other purses could be from Saginaw, but she only knew of one vehicle burglary from her city; the others might have been stolen in other jurisdictions.

The teenagers, none licensed to drive, were taken to area hospitals to be treated for injuries from the wreck in the 1500 block of NW 25th Street, Milner

The severity of their injuries was unavailable Wednesday morning, Milner said. He said the incident was still under investigation.

"We anticipate charges will be filed later," he said.

The incident began at 12:20 a.m. when an officer patrolling on Azle Avenue in Sansom Park tried to stop a Dodge Intrepid for possible drunk driving, Milner said.

A chase ensued on Azle Avenue and continued east into Fort Worth until the car crashed into El Original Hernandez Restaurant, 1617 NW 25th St., near the intersection with Roosevelt Avenue.

Three of the teens were 16 and a fourth was 15, Milner said.

Two were taken to Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and a third went John Peter Smith Hospital, said a dispatcher for MedStar Ambulance Service.

A fourth teen was taken to a hospital by a parent, Milner said, but he did not know which hospital.