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Charges may be filed against 10-year-old driver

A 10 year old driver tore up his parents' mini-van pretty badly on Thursday. A 10 year old driver tore up his parents' mini-van pretty badly on Thursday.
Police had to bust out the windows in order to get the boy out of the van. Police had to bust out the windows in order to get the boy out of the van.
The boy hit a pole before he was finally stopped by police. The boy hit a pole before he was finally stopped by police.

Reported By Brad Underwood - bio | email
Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

AURORA, IN (FOX19) - Charges are pending against an Aurora, Indiana boy Thursday after he led police on a three mile chase.

After taking his parents' minivan shortly before 9 a.m.,  the 10-year-old hit at least six cars before crashing into a pole at the intersection of Doughty Road and U.S. 50.

Halfway through the pursuit, the boy drove through the Lowe's Home Improvement Center parking lot, hitting four cars.

Then back on U.S. 50, he hit a parked PT Cruiser that was stopped, after Lawrenceburg police blocked the intersection at U.S. 50 and State Route 48.

The boy continued on, driving through speed sticks, and puncturing two tires on the van.

Standing on the pedal, with the chest pressed against the steering wheel, he swerved to avoid officers and struck the pole.

But police say the pursuit didn't stop there.

The boy refused to get out of the vehicle, forcing police to break several windows as the fourth grader ran around inside the van.

After finally being taken into custody, the 10-year-old was taken to the hospital. He has been released and is currently being held at the Dearborn County Juvenile Detention Center.

The boy faces at least three charges in Aurora. Two of them could be felonies. More charges will also likely come from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

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