Massachusetts State Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of stealing an SUV and leading police on a chase from Foxboro to Boston.
The boy was arraigned Thursday morning in juvenile court and ordered held on $100,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to court on April 14.
The incident happened Wednesday night after troopers observed an Chevy Tahoe which had been reported as stolen traveling on Interstate 93 north.
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A trooper tried to stop the driver at Exit 15, but the driver got off Exit 16. The pursuit was called off for a short time as the driver traveled through a densely-populated area.
The driver ultimately traveled to Melnea Cass Boulevard in Roxbury, where he crashed into another vehicle.
Police say he attempted to flee on foot and was captured in an industrial area on Reading Street.
The boy, whose identity is not being released by authorities, was booked at the state police barracks on South Boston on three charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, along with charges of receiving a stolen vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespass, driving without a license, negligent driving and failing to stop for police.
The assault with a dangerous weapon charge stems from the allegation that the boy drove the vehicle toward three Boston police officers. The officers were able to jump out of the vehicle's path and were not struck.
The driver whose car was struck did not report any injuries.