Ten year old boy led police on a high speed vehicle chase

Posted October 30, 2017

A trooper used his cruiser to nudge the boy's auto into a mile post sign and another cruiser blocked the way to keep the boy from getting back on the road, according to police.

At times reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Cleveland police say it's the second time in two weeks the boy has taken a auto on a joyride.

Westlake police officers tried stopping the auto several times, but were unsuccessful and followed the vehicle for more than 15 miles until the boy drove through a toll booth and entered the Ohio Turnpike.

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Around 9:15 a.m., a driver called to report that the auto was being chased by another red vehicle, possibly the boy's mother.

His mom says it's not the first time he's done this.

The boy's father said the family is working together to get him the help he needs. After the vehicle the boy was driving came to a complete stop, officers ran over to that auto door, broke the window and removed the boy from the auto.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Richard Reeder told the publication the boy refused to cooperate and troopers were forced to pull him out of the auto through the window. At one point, a trooper pulled up next to the boy and motioned for him to stop.

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They became aware that the driver was very young and tried to get him out of danger. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution. In that case, officers found the boy driving in the fast lane on I-90 with three flat tires, according to the report. After he is released he will be placed into the custody of Erie County Children's Services. The patrol said it will confer with the Erie County Prosecutor's Office about criminal charges.

Police said he only stopped during that incident because the vehicle got three flat tires.

"He's a good driver", the tow operator told News 5.

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