• 17-year-old girl leads officers on 100 mph chase with 3 children in stolen car, police say

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - A 17-year-old girl was arrested after leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph with three children in the car.

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    The girl was clocked going 37 mph in a 20 mph school zone, Lordstown Police Chief Brent Milhoan told WEWS.

    She pulled over as Milhoan approached, but then she drove off. Police started a pursuit until speeds reached 100 mph and the pursuit was stopped for safety reasons.

    The girl was later found after she crashed into a guardrail while making a left turn, WEWS reported.

    Inside the car, police found the girl’s 2-year-old and 9-month-old children. There was also another passenger, a 14-year-old boy, who had earlier been reported missing out of Cleveland.

    The car had been reported as stolen. The girl said she had bought it for $50 from a man who wanted to buy drugs, WEWS reported. The girl told investigators she fled because she didn’t have a driver’s license.

    The girl was charged with speeding, driving without a license, not wearing a seat belt, not having a booster seat, receiving stolen property, failure to comply and child endangering, WEWS reported.

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