10-year-old takes parent's auto on a joyride

Posted October 28, 2017

The incident started about 8:30 a.m. when the boy was waiting for his sister to take him to school, Cleveland police said.

Dash cam video from the Ohio State Highway Patrol obtained by Cleveland.com shows the boy driving onto the right shoulder of I-80 in Milan and avoiding spike strips laid down by troopers before he's eventually surrounded by several police vehicles, one of which clipped the auto, ending the chase.

At one point, the child avoids running over a spike strip by driving on the grass on the side of the road.

OSHP then chose to hit the back of the vehicle as cruisers blocked him from the front.

Quickly law enforcement swarmed the vehicle.

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The boy was led to the back of one of the cruisers in handcuffs.

The boy was allegedly combative with the troopers when they got him out of the vehicle.

Cops say the boy reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, according to WKYC-TV. A similar incident occurred on October 16, when the boy took his mother's Dodge Charger from the driveway because he was bored, WEWS-TV reported.

A 10-year-old boy stole his father's Toyota Avalon and raced it down the highway before getting trapped in a ditch by police.

The pursuit began after several 911 calls were made by fellow motorists, including the boy's mother.

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The outlet reports that the child was driving around 90 miles an hour.

The state patrol picked up the chase when the boy entered I-80. The first time he did it because he was bored.

Last week, he took his mom's auto for a joyride through Cleveland.

Seconds later, another trooper can be heard asked about using "intentional contact to stop" the boy, prompting another trooper to allow it using "one vehicle as gently as possible", according to the dash cam video. "He's a good driver".

"He thinks everything is amusing", he said.

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Finally, after trying to re-enter the road, the boy and his borrowed auto were unable to make it out of the ditch that had just proven so useful to his roadway theatrics. No charges have been filed yet.