Car Chase Ends With 12-Year-Old Driver in Custody
Child led Texas police on high-speed chase
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2010 12:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Texas who needed tire spikes to stop a truck in a high-speed chase got a surprise: The driver was a 12-year-old boy. Dashboard video shows the crying youth exiting the truck with arms raised and saying that he just wanted to talk to his mom. Police say he stole his father's truck after his dad refused to let him live with his mother. The boy is in a juvenile detention center pending an investigation, reports KXAN-TV in Austin.