Officer Brent Murray saw the car swerving early Saturday morning and tried to pull it over, but the vehicle got onto I-5 and sped north, weaving across all three lanes of traffic. After about 13 miles, police deployed spike strips and flattened the car's front tires, but the boy kept driving, even after the tread was completely gone and sparks shot from the rims. By the 26th mile of the chase, the car's wheels had been completely ground off and it couldn't go any further.
The boy told the arresting officers he took the car out of boredom while his mother was sleeping, and that he didn't pull over because he wanted the thrill of the chase.
Police said he admitted drinking and smoking marijuana beforehand. His breath test showed a .06 blood-alcohol content, above the zero-tolerance for juveniles under the law.
He was booked into the Cowlitz County Juvenile Center for investigation of driving under the influence and attempting to elude.
More Northwest Headlines
Spokane man, 2 young children dead after crash in Idaho Longview woman indicted on federal child pornography charges Dig in Redmond uncovers 10,000-year-old stone tools Portland opens unique bike, pedestrian friendly bridge Seattle police say bystanders help catch sex offender September 26 a ‘free day’ at Washington State Parks JBLM soldier who disappeared during parachute exercise found dead Police: Oregon man urinated on passengers aboard JetBlue flight
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.