13-Year-Old Leads Police on Car Chase, Loses Control of Car

A 13-year-old boy’s joyride – with his 8-year-old sister in the car – turned into a police chase last week, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Police were told to be on the lookout for a black Nissan Altima that was allegedly driving erratically around 11:30 p.m. on the night of Saturday, Dec. 19. When a sheriff deputy on patrol saw the car stopped at a red light on Metropolitan Parkway in Clinton Township, he pulled it over.

“The Nissan stopped on the left shoulder, but before the deputy could approach the vehicle, the boy fled westbound on Metropolitan Parkway at a high rate of speed,” the Detroit Free Press notes.

A chase ensued and the car ended up spinning out of control, crossing the grassy median. The kids jumped out of the car and ran, but were caught by the police.

You can watch the chase unfold here:

Thankfully, it seems neither of the kids – nor any other drivers on the road – were hurt. While the 8-year-old girl was sent home with mom, the 13-year-old boy was taken to the Macomb Juvenile Justice Center – and he will appear in court.

How did things end up this way?

“Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said investigators discovered the two had been staying with their father that night, and when he went to sleep, the siblings sneaked out and took his girlfriend’s car for a joy ride,” CBS Detroit reports.

Looks like dad should stay awake a bit longer.

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