Authorities say they responded to 14th and Chapin Streets late Tuesday night for an assault call. At the scene, officers were placing a woman under arrest while three children – a 13-year-old girl, and her three-year-old and six-month-old siblings, were inside a vehicle.
As the woman was being placed under arrest, police say the 13-year-old girl drive off in the vehicle and headed for a relative’s house.
Officers located the vehicle several miles away at North Capitol Street and Massachusetts Avenue.
When police arrived, they say the 13-year-old girl sideswiped a cruiser, and hit another cruiser, dragging an officer a short distance.
Police say the girl was arrested at the scene. The three-year-old and six-month-old are safe.
It does not appear the officer suffered injuries during the incident. The investigation is continuing at this time.