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14 Year-Old Escapade

Posted on 6th May 2013 at 15:48

Woodland Police say that a local 14 year-old drove at speeds of 115 miles an hour before crashing his mother’s car early Saturday morning. A Woodland Police Officer reported seeing an erratic driver at about 1 am on Saturday, weaving back and forth on Schurman Way before getting onto I-5 northbound. The chase got into triple digits on the northbound freeway, with the driver weaving across all three lanes, even going onto the shoulder. Spike strips were set up near the Longview Wye, but the teen driver continued even after the tires shredded and he was driving on the rims. Near milepost 48, the front wheels had been completely ground off of the car, causing it to come to a stop. As authorities approached the car, the teen reportedly continued to accelerate, but the car wouldn’t move. When questioned, the teen reportedly said that he was out on a joy ride while his mother slept. He also blew point-062, and police say that the teen had admitted to smoking marijuana. The teen was booked into the Juvenile Services Center of charges of DUI and attempting to elude. The car was a total loss.