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12-year old behind the wheel during high speed chase

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Police in North Charleston say when they finally stopped the vehicle the 12 year old suspect said he was "mad at his mom" and that is why he took her SUV.

Police from both Goose Creek and North Charleston got involved on Thursday evening when the juvenile behind the wheel refused to stop after and alleged hit and run.

It was just before 6pm Thursday evening when police in Goose Creek were called to the Wal-Mart on Highway 176 due to a hit and run. Not long after police located the Gold in Color Mercury Mariner traveling east on 176. When police tried to stop the vehicle the driver allegedly took off.

Police say he didn't stop for blue lights and continued to travel from Highway 176 onto Highway 52.  He then sped onto Highway 52, Highway 78 and then onto Interstate I-26 eastbound. 

The North Charleston Police Department then got involved as well and laid out Stop-Sticks to deflate the tires. The attempt failed when the driver swerved around the sticks.  North Charleston and Goose Creek police chased the car further east on I-26.

North Charleston officers laid another set of Stop-Sticks just passed Montague Avenue the driver hit the sticks and both passenger side tires deflated. That is when the driver of the vehicle was identified as a twelve year and was taken into custody without incident. 

He was charged with Possessing a Stolen Vehicle, Failure to stop for a Blue Light, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving an Unattended Vehicle, and Driving without a License.

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