Car Chase Of The Day: 13-Year-Old In Stolen Vehicle Pursued By CHP In Long Beach
The California Highway Patrol arrested a 13-year-old boy on Monday after he allegedly led officers on a pursuit through Long Beach with a young passenger (reported as an 8-year-old by LA Now; a 10-year-old by KTLA) in a gray Honda sedan reported stolen on Sunday.
According to LA Now the chase, ended around 10:20 a.m. when the boy hit a curb near Atlantic Avenue and Armando Drive. KTLA reports that the boy ran several stop lights and then "slammed into a light pole."
The chase reportedly lasted 15 minutes though it was unclear how long the teen had been driving. No one was seriously injured in the accident however the driver's side airbag deployed during the crash and the boys were reportedly pulled from vehicle by firefighters according to neighbors, notes KTLA.
Authorities were trying to determine the owner of the stolen vehicle. Reportedly, "the call was routed to the CHP instead of Long Beach police because many 911 calls from cellphones are handled by the CHP," notes LA Now.