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Originally published Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

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Police: Wash. boy drove mom's car 115 mph in chase

Police in the southwest Washington town of Woodland say a 14-year-old boy took his mom's car without permission and drove it up to 115 mph during a chase.

The Associated Press

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WOODLAND, Wash. —

Police in the southwest Washington town of Woodland say a 14-year-old boy took his mom's car without permission and drove it up to 115 mph during a chase.

Officer Brent Murray saw the car swerving early Saturday morning and tried to pull it over, but the vehicle got onto Interstate 5 and sped north, weaving across all three lanes of traffic. After about 13 miles, police deployed spike strips and flattened the car's front tires, but the boy kept driving, even after the tread was completely gone and sparks shot from the rims.

By the 26th mile of the chase, the car's wheels had been completely ground off and it couldn't go any further.

The boy told the arresting officers he took the car out of boredom while his mother was sleeping, and that he didn't pull over because he wanted the thrill of the chase.

Police say he admitted drinking and smoking marijuana beforehand. His breath test showed a .06 blood-alcohol content, above the zero-tolerance for juveniles under the law.

He was booked into the Cowlitz County Juvenile Center for investigation of driving under the influence and attempting to elude.

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