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Jul 10, 2014 5:23 PM

12-Year-Old Leads Police On Chase In Stolen Vehicle

A 12-year-old boy is facing several charges after police say he stole his grandfather's SUV in Powell County leading police on a chase to neighboring Montgomery County.

Stanton police say they got a call just before midnight about a reckless driver at Pine Creek apartments.

DISPATCH: Powell County 911. What is your emergency?
CALLER: I'm going by the school, there's a 12-year-old driving a Tahoe. He stole it. He's driving recklessly and he's driving down the street without no lights on and everything

"There was this, they said some boy was out here spinning out and I seen the vehicle spin out. I didn't know who he was," said Debbie Hatton, who lives in the area.

Police caught up the the vehicle and were led on a high speed chase through Stanton. Once police confirmed they were dealing with a juvenile, they say they terminated the pursuit.

"I've backed way off of him here, he's still not slowing down we just crossed the county line," the officer said over the radio.

But continued to follow him on 213 into Montgomery County.

"He's actually turning right now onto Caulk Lake Road and just turned his headlights off," an officer said.

As the boy turned around to come back out, police say he went off the roadway to avoid police, flipping several times into a culvert.

Police say he suffered minor injuries and was taken to Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center. The boy is being charged with theft of the vehicle, wanton endangerment, and fleeing and evading police.

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