AUBURN — A 15-year-old boy led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle before crashing into a convenience store early Saturday, police said.

The pursuit reached speeds up to 90 mph and police abandoned the pursuit in downtown Auburn before the car crashed, police said.

The driver was evaluated at Maine Medical Center and transported to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland for an unrelated warrant. The passenger was not charged and was returned to his parents.

The chase began early Saturday, just after midnight, when a Cumberland County deputy headed to an unrelated emergency in Gray noticed a car that was being operated erratically and learned that it was stolen.

The deputy pursued the suspect through New Gloucester and into Auburn, where Auburn police joined the chase. No one was hurt in the incident and the teenage driver was not identified.

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