13yo's high-speed joyride
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 1:03p.m.
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after he was clocked racing in a stolen car at speeds of up to 160kph.
Police gave chase after he was reportedly seen speeding around 4:30am on State Highway 1 between Levin and Otaki.
When pulled over, the boy told police it was his first time driving, but gave no other explanation for his actions. Police confirmed he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Sergeant Derek Turvey of the Levin police says he is lucky to be alive.
“How we are not looking at a death or serious injury I do not know,” he told Fairfax. “It’s just crazy stuff.”
The boy’s parents were unaware he was driving, but have since been notified of his arrest.
He will appear in Levin’s Youth Court today.
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7/12/2012 2:30:50 p.m.
i dissagree although it may be true but not in all cases. i was 13 15years ago, i had an awesome up bringing and loving family, i stayed at mates places on weekends and i had alot of friday saturday nights up town, we got drunk and done some really stupid things, it wasnt my parents fault at all, they were unaware at all times, until the boyz in blue turn up anyways. its pritty hard to judge the parents when you have no clue on how there living.
7/12/2012 1:43:17 p.m.
Usually there are issues at home when boys react like this....the parents need to stand up and be accountable for their son and his actions...maybe he just needs more positive input and attention...
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