Teen Drives 115 mph After Stealing Mom’s Car
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(CBS Seattle/AP)- A 14-year-old boy reached speeds of up to 115 mph during a chase on I5 in southwest Washington, according to police.
An officer saw the car swerving early Saturday morning in the town of Woodland and tried to pull it over, but the vehicle got onto Interstate 5 and sped north, crossing all three lanes of traffic. Police deployed spike strips and flattened the car’s front tires. The boy kept driving even though sparks were shooting from the rims.
By the 26th mile of the chase, the car’s wheels had been completely ground off and it couldn’t go any further.
The boy told the arresting officers he took his mom’s car because he was bored and that he didn’t pull over because he wanted to experience the thrill of the chase.
Police say he admitted drinking and smoking marijuana beforehand. His breath test showed a .06 blood-alcohol content, above the zero-tolerance for juveniles.
He was booked into the Cowlitz County Juvenile Center for investigation of driving under the influence and attempting to elude.
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