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Maine 13-Year-Old Leads Police On High-Speed Chase

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CHINA, Maine (AP) — Police say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed chase.

Officials say the chase began at 2:30 a.m. Saturday when a Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office deputy approached a suspicious van along Route 3 in China.

According to a press release, the driver led the deputy on a chase for about 8 miles toward Augusta, where he finally stopped when he saw a spike strip placed in the road by Augusta police.

Police identified the driver as a 13-year-old boy and the passenger as his 14-year-old stepbrother. The van belonged to their mother’s boyfriend.

Authorities say the boys were released to their mother, but that the 13-year-old was later arrested after the van owner said the boy assaulted him during an argument after the chase.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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