AUBURN HILLS (WWJ) - Two Pontiac teens are facing charges in connection with a stolen vehicle they crashed in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane, police said.
The teens, 18-year-old Kadejah Lewis and 17-year-old Demarus Weeden, were arraigned Wednesday at the 52th District Court in Rochester.
Lewis is facing a charge of fleeing and eluding in the third degree, while Weeden is facing charges of unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon. Both are due back in court on Oct. 25.
Auburn Hills police say Lewis was behind the wheel of a Chevy Malibu when officers attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation on Walton Boulevard at Lapeer Road around 3 a.m. Monday.
Instead of stopping, police say Lewis fled westbound on Walton Boulevard until she lost control of the vehicle while trying to turn south onto Joslyn Road. The car left the road and went into the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant, where it struck another vehicle in the drive-thru lane.
Police arrested Lewis afer she ran from the car. Weeden, who was her passenger, was also arrested at the scene. There were no injuries in the crash.
Upon further investigation, police realized that the Chevy Malibu had earlier reported stolen from a home in the 3000 block of Sterling Road in Auburn Hills. Police also found a handgun in the car which was reported stolen from a car in the 1600 block of Giddings Road in Pontiac.
Police are now trying to determine if Lewis and Weeden are responsible for other thefts in the area.
Anyone who may have witnessed these suspects or similar incidents in the area, is asked to contact Detective Brian Martin at 248-370-9444.