Wild moment 12-year-old boy leads cops on high-speed chase in New Mexico in stolen SUV
- The underage driver led deputies through a maze of highways and parking lots
- He was driving a stolen blue-grey SUV near Las Cruces, 46 miles north of El Paso
- At one point, he picked up three other underage boys who later jumped out of the moving car near, where officers later found a 9mm handgun
- A woman who filmed the incident said the kid could ‘barely’ see over the wheel
- The driver was arrested after he crashed head-on into a car on a one-way street
- He was unharmed, but the driver of the other car was taken to the hospital
- The child had casings and bullets on him and an outstanding felony warrant
A 12-year-old boy from New Mexico was arrested after allegedly stealing an SUV and leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he crashed head-on into a car carrying other kids.
Doña Ana County deputies got multiple calls of a reckless driver in a blue-grey SUV that was chasing people off the road around noon on Sunday.
Part of the pursuit happened in Las Cruces, about 46 miles north of El Paso, Texas.
At some point, the underage driver picked up three other kids in a parking lot, but he wouldn’t stop for officers who flashed their lights at him to initiate a traffic stop.
The intrepid child then hopped on the highway, leading officers through a maze of exit ramps, side streets and parking lots.
Police received multiple calls of an SUV that was driving recklessly at noon on September 12
The 12-year-old driver, who a witness said could ‘barely’ see over the steering wheel, picked up three other boys
He refused to slow down for deputies in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, leading them on a high-speed chase across parking lots, highway exit ramps and side roads
A woman who filmed the incident after the SUV swerved into her lane on Highway 70 said she was caught ‘completely off-guard’ when she noticed the driver.
‘He could barely see over the steering wheel,’ said TJ Burks. ‘I can’t believe he is doing stuff like this so young!’
His three friends, boys between the ages of 12 and 17, jumped out of the moving vehicle near a parking lot, where police found a 9mm handgun.
The child was eventually caught after crashing into a car while driving on a one-way street. He was unharmed, and he already had a felony warrant for conspiracy to commit car burglary
The driver was arrested after he crashed into incoming traffic.
He was not injured, but the driver of the other car, which had other children in it, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Sgt. Dason Allen told KFOX in El Paso.
Officers found 9 mm casings and bullets on the 12-year-old speeder.
‘Twelve-year-old juvenile driving, so that’s not something that’s common that we deal with within this department,’ Allen said.
It turns out the daredevil youngster had an outstanding felony warrant for conspiracy to commit burglary of a vehicle.
He remains in custody on that charge and new counts of ‘aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer’ and ‘receiving and transferring a stolen motor vehicle.’