While it’s true that teenagers are allowed to start driving to prepare to get their license, starting at 13 might be a bit too young. A 13-year-old girl along with an 11-year-old boy fled police in a car chase where she exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Both the teen girl and the vehicle’s only passenger, an 11-year-old boy, were taken into protective custody by Nebraska State Troopers after the chase that lasted around 16 minutes.
The chase started when a state trooper noticed a vehicle traveling at around 35 miles per hour and tried to initiate a traffic stop near the city of Kearney. The vehicle then allegedly sped up in an attempt to avoid the traffic stop altogether.
Officers attempted to slow the vehicle by using “stop sticks” with little success and eventually performed a tactical manoeuvre which forced the car to come to a complete stop. The occupants were taken into custody “without further incident” but troopers did locate a firearm in the vehicle, as well as a small amount of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.
Nebraska State Troopers were assisted by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and Shelton Police Department in apprehending the pair. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles highlighted that any prospective drivers in the state are not allowed to apply for a learner’s permit until at least 60 days before their 15th birthday.