13-year-old crashes car into Santa Maria store
August 21, 2014
A 13-year-old boy got behind the wheel in Santa Maria Wednesday evening and led police on a brief high-speed chase that concluded inside Michael’s arts and crafts store. [KSBY]
Around 9:35 p.m., the 13-year-old took off at high speeds near the intersection of Lincoln Street and Carmen Lane in Santa Maria. An officer tried to stop the driver, but the boy drove through a private driveway and crashed into the Michael’s store.
The entire chase lasted less than a minute. The boy’s car ended up about 30 to 40 feet inside the store.
No injuries occurred during the incident.
Santa Maria police arrested the 13-year-old and booked him into juvenile hall. The boy faces several charges related to the pursuit and crash.