JANESVILLE

Police on Sunday arrested two Madison teenagers after a high-speed chase.

Demarco Watson, 17, of Madison was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, fleeing police, resisting arrest and operating while intoxicated. A passenger in the car, Mario Chandler, 17, of Madison was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent as a passenger.

Both arrests are connected to a high-speed chase that took place just before 8 p.m. Sunday when officers spotted a car that had been reported stolen, according to Lt. Tim Heirs of the Janesville Police Department.

Officers pursued the car but eventually the chase was called off. It resumed when officers spotted the car on Highway 14.

Watson and Chandler crashed the vehicle into a ditch, and the two took off running, Heirs said. They approached a farmhouse, and the owners called 911.

Two police cars were damaged when they collided with each other while officers set up a perimeter to capture the teens, Heirs said.

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