May 5, 2013

Maine boy, 13, leads police on chase

Police say the teen was released to his mother, then later arrested after the van owner said the boy assaulted him.

The Associated Press

CHINA — Police say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed chase.

Officials say the chase began at 2:30 a.m. Saturday when a Kennebec County Sheriff's Office deputy approached a suspicious van along Route 3 in China.

According to a news release, the driver led the deputy on a chase for about eight miles toward Augusta, then he finally stopped when he saw a spike strip placed in the road by Augusta police.

Police identified the driver as a 13-year-old boy and the passenger as his 14-year-old stepbrother. The van belonged to their mother's boyfriend.

Authorities say the boys were released to their mother, but that the 13-year-old was later arrested after the van owner said the boy assaulted him during an argument after the chase.

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