Boy, 12, Arrested After 7:30 AM Car Chase May Have Been Drunk, Texas Cops Say

A 12-year-old Texas boy who led police on a car chase this morning before crashing the SUV he was driving into a utility pole may have been intoxicated, according to cops who arrested the child.

Around 7:30 AM, a patrolman spotted the suspect's vehicle weaving in and out of traffic on an Austin street. When the officer sought to pull over the car, the suspect continued driving.

With the police in pursuit, the fleeing vehicle struck a car traveling in the opposite direction. While that head-on collision did not stop the suspect’s flight, the driver subsequently hit a utility pole and rolled his car (seen above).

It was at that point that police determined that the driver was a child. The boy, who was alone in the vehicle, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a nearby children’s hospital for treatment.

The minor, cops say, is facing several possible juvenile court charges, including driving while intoxicated, failing to stop and render aid, and evading police. Due to his age, the boy was not identified by police, who also declined to say who owned the SUV the child was driving.