MIDWAY, Ga. – Georgia authorities say an 11-year-old boy stole his stepfather’s pickup truck and fled pursuing officers at excessive speeds earlier than the automobile veered into mud and acquired caught.
The boy took the truck Wednesday morning. He says police have been known as after financial institution workers noticed the truck stumble upon an ATM machine, Liberty County sheriff’s Capt. Dennis Poulson informed information retailers.
The underage driver evaded an tried site visitors cease, hit one other automobile and led officers on a chase at speeds of as much as 100 mph (161 kph), authorities mentioned.
Trooper David Laff of the Georgia State Patrol mentioned the chase ended after a number of miles when the boy tried turning onto Interstate 95 however missed the onramp. He mentioned the automobile got here to a cease within the mud.
Nobody was injured within the chase. Poulson mentioned the boy was launched to his mom and is being charged with theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing, not carrying a seatbelt and driving with out a license.