[Video] Ten-Year-Old Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen SUV to Visit Mom
An unidentified 10-year-old boy stole an SUV to visit his mom in Detroit and led cops on a high-speed pursuit.
The incident occurred on May 27, when police dispatchers in Saginaw County, Michigan, got a call from OnStar, General Motors’ in-vehicle emergency service, that a 2017 Buick Encore had been stolen from a home on Hess Ave in Buena Vista Township. The community is a suburb of Saginaw.
OnStar reported the vehicle was traveling south on I-75. State police troopers located the car near the freeway’s Burch Run exit and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over, they said.
The Buick was traveling at high rates of speed on southbound I-75, The Michigan State Police said.
MSP Lt. Kimberly Vetter told the outlet Mlive.com that several passing motorists called 911, saying a child was spotted behind the wheel and driving recklessly.
Troopers tracked down the SUV near the Birch Run exit and tried to perform a traffic stop, but the vehicle’s 10-year-old driver refused to pull over, State Police said.
Dashboard camera video obtained by Fox 2 Detroit from the State Police shows the SUV swerving wildly across highway lanes before coming to an abrupt stop after lightly grazing a guardrail.
OnStar disabled the vehicle safely after it bumped into a guardrail, which caused minor damage to the SUV, police said.
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After the car stopped, a juvenile exited the vehicle and ran into the woods but was quickly taken into custody.
No injuries were reported, and the boy was taken to the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center.
According to State Police, the boy had stolen the Buick because he wanted to drive to Detroit to be with his mother.
The grade schooler had been staying with relatives at the time of the SUV theft.
The 10-year-old now faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, fleeing and eluding police, driving without a license, and assaulting, resisting, or obstructing police.
His name has not been released because of his age.
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