A 10-year-old boy stole an SUV to have fun on the road Michigan interstate late last month, supposedly to see his mother, according to police.
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10-year-old boy steals SUV, disabled by OnStar after short police chase
A week ago Friday (May 27), an unnamed minor stole a 2017 Buick Encore in Buena Vista, 35 miles north of Flint, Michigan State Police tweeted on Thursday.
The boy told police he stole the car “because he was trying to get to his mother in Detroit.”
NBC News reported that Saginaw County Central Dispatcher received a call from OnStar informing dispatchers that the vehicle was heading south on Interstate 75. Soldiers attempted to pull over the vehicle. to the side of the road but the driver did not stop, according to police.
OnStar, a security service installed on the vehicle, then disabled Buick, the outlet reports.
Video Clip Police Police Chase Stolen SUV, Suspect Currently In Juvenile Detention
Several witnesses called the police and also reported that a child was driving a car on the interstate.
ONE 32 second video of the incident showed police chasing the SUV, which crept through the lanes before hitting the railing and coming to a stop on the side of the road.
An officer tailed the Buick for about a mile with the emergency lights on. Meanwhile, OnStar attempted to turn off the SUV, according to police. The car was only slightly damaged.
However, no one was injured.
Troops were about a mile behind the suspect with lights and sirens activated while OnStar disabled the Buick, allowing for a safe stop. Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident. Note: there is no sound in this video. pic.twitter.com/nqSwdpm4eI
– District Three MSP (@mspbayregion) June 2, 2023
The young man tried to run away from the car before being arrested by the police. He has not been named due to his age.
At the same time, several 911 callers also reported that a child was driving a car on I-75 as soldiers were trying to locate it. The vehicle came to a stop after hitting the railing causing minor damage to the vehicle. 3/4 pic.twitter.com/s6jhpLKJ0a
– District Three MSP (@mspbayregion) June 1, 2023
Children face charges of illegally operating a motor vehicle, fleeing police and resisting or obstructing police
The suspect remains in custody at the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center, NBC News report.
Michigan live reported the child told police it was his mother’s car.
The boy is believed to be staying with relatives in Buena Vista and said he took a bus to visit his mother, who is believed to be in Detroit, according to NBC News.
According to Michigan News, the child is facing charges of illegal motor vehicle driving, fourth-degree runaway and evading police, as well as assaulting, resisting or obstructing police.