12-year-old drunk boy leads police on high-speed chase before crashing vehicle into utility poleBy Mason White 3:13 PM November 1, 2016
|Police chase (illustration)|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A 12-year-old boy was arrested on a charge of drunk driving after allegedly driving drunk and leading police on a high-speed chase, according to police in Texas.
The boy, who was not identified, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failing to stop and render aid, and evading police.
Austin police said that the incident unfolded on Monday around 7:30 a.m. A police officer noticed that a vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic.
The officer attempted to pull over the driver, but he sped up and led police on a high-speed chase. At some point, the driver hit another vehicle head on.
Surprisingly, the boy managed to drive away. Eventually, the boy hit a utility pole, and the vehicle overturned, ending the chase.
Police approached the vehicle, and it was then that they realized the age of the suspect and that he was drunk. He was taken to a hospital after suffering minor injuries.