Published: Aug 10, 2010 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 12:33 PM EDT

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - A Lake Wales teen driving a sport utility vehicle has been charged with ramming a Polk County deputy's patrol car during a chase.

The sheriff's office reports that the pursuit began early Sunday morning, after a passenger in the teen's SUV fired shots at another vehicle. The teen driver faces charges of aggravated assault on a law-enforcement officer and aggravated fleeing to elude.

As the SUV was driving toward the patrol car, the deputy fired several shots at the SUV, hitting one of the passengers in the chin. There were no other serious injuries.

After the collision, the SUV drove away but eventually went off the road and stopped in a yard.

The teen driver and four passengers were taken into custody.