GPS Tracking Helps Officials Arrest Suspect in Car Theft

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- One man is under arrest, and a juvenile is being detained after a stolen car incident turned into a police chase.

Police were alerted to a car theft near the Amazon facility in Enterprise around 10:30.

The vehicle was spotted turning north onto highway 153 police followed, but did not pursue because the car was equiped with a GPS tracking system.

The driver and his passenger abandoned the car on Oakwood Drive near Jersey Pike.

The chased and caught the driver, identified as 20-year-old Carlos D. Kirksey.

His companion was found a short distance away in a fast food restaurant.

No one was hurt and auto theft charges are pending.

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