Boy's Quest for Soda Becomes High-Speed Police Chase

10-year-old charged with fleeing from police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 7:41 AM CST
He was apparently thirsty.   (Getty Images/wsfurlan)

(Newser) – "It appears he wanted to go shopping." That's what Ohio police say was the motive behind a 10-year-old boy's alleged 11-mile jaunt Sunday behind the wheel of his parents' vehicle, which ended up a little worse for wear. An officer had attempted to stop the vehicle in Fostoria around 7:15am but the driver took off speeding, police tell the Review Times. Only after the vehicle slammed into a curb, knocking off a wheel, did the officer notice the driver was a child; police now say he'd visited at least two stores that morning to buy soda, per Fox 29. The boy—who police note was uninjured despite nearly colliding with a tractor-trailer, per the AP—is charged with fleeing from police, a felony. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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