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Dashcam Footage Shows Police Chase 12-Year-Old Driver

Dash Cam Footage Shows Police Chase 12-Year-Old Driver

Police have released dash cam footage from the pursuit of a 12-year-old driver in Bangor, Maine. (Published Saturday, July 9, 2016)

Police have released dashcam video of a high-speed chase involving a 12-year-old boy, who got behind the wheel of a van and led an officer through the streets of Bangor, Maine, last month.

A patrol officer saw a damaged vehicle driving with no headlights at around 4 a.m. on June 25, and signaled for the driver to pull over, according to Bagor Police. The boy didn't stop and continued to drive erratically.

The video, made public through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows officer Evan Haskell pursuing the van as it traveled along city streets.

The minivan can be seen driving erratically, sometimes on the wrong side of the road, running a blinking red light and a stop sign, as it flees police at high speeds. Officials say the boy reached about 55 mph.

The chase ended when police rammed the minivan to stop the driver. 

The boy was charged with driving to endanger, eluding a police officer and theft. A judge ordered he remain detained until the case is heard, according to the Associated Press.

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