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10 Year Old Leads Police on 100 MPH Car Chase

Police say it was the second time he took a car for a joyride in two weeks.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a 10-year-old Cleveland boy is being accused of leading police on a nearly 50-mile chase at speeds of up to 100 mph on Thursday.

The boy allegedly decided to go for a joyride around 8:30 a.m. while he was waiting for his sister to take him to school.

According to Cleveland police, mother’s boyfriend called police and said the kid took his car.

Police say the mother then jumped in her car and followed the boy. She called 911 from the car and told dispatchers where they were.

The kid got on highway 1-80 and state patrol picked up the chase. At one point, police say, a trooper pulled up next to the car and motioned for the boy to stop. The kid shook his head and sped up.

The kid allegedly drove about 96 miles per hour, on I-90 through Cuyahoga, Lake and Erie counties.

A number of cruisers were in pursuit and forced him onto the shoulder, where he continued to drive until blocked by police cars.

The chase ended about an hour after he took off.

No one was injured in the incident.

The kid told police he took his mother’s car because he was bored.

He will face the juvenile equivalent of third-degree felony charges in Erie County Juvenile Court.

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