A ten-year-old boy led Michigan police on a wild highway chase after reportedly stealing a 2017 Buick Encore SUV to drive to see his mother in Detroit.
In a newly released police dash cam footage, the vehicle can be seen swerving in and out of lanes in front of the police car. Reports state that the police were notified of the emergency by OnStar, a subsidiary of General Motors, as well as concerned motorists who noticed the reckless driving.
The ten-year-old reportedly did not comply with the officer, who drove behind him for about a mile with lights and sirens activated as he attempted to stop the vehicle. However, OnStar was able to remotely disable the SUV safely, and it came to a stop after bumping into a guardrail, which caused minor damage to the vehicle.
According to reports, the boy fled from the car after its forced stop but was apprehended by police nearby. The boy, who was staying with relatives, told police that he was driving to Detroit to see his mother.
He was taken to the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center and has been charged for the incident, which occurred on May 27. The charges include single counts of unlawfully driving away of a motor vehicle, fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police, and assaulting, resisting, or obstructing police. The boy has since been released from the detention centre and is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on June 26.
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