Clinton teen, 13, charged after high-speed police chase

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Thursday, September 14, 2017
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CLINTON, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Police in North Carolina have filed charges against a 13-year-old who they say led officers on a car chase at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

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The Sampson Independent reported that Clinton police saw a car speeding on Sept. 6. Officers stopped the car and identified the driver as a local teenager.

While speaking with the teen, officers detected the odor of alcohol on his breath. The teen admitted to drinking, and he submitted to a breath sample, which a police report said tested positive for alcohol.

During the stop, officers were notified that the boy's parents had reported the car stolen.

The teen faces a juvenile petition which lists multiple charges, including driving while impaired and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.