Boy's joyride 'defies description'

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 10:59 07/12/2012

Relevant offers

National

No decision made on refugee quota: Government Hutt girl heartbroken by thief who stole precious family photos from classroom Garage sleep-outs destroyed in suspicious fires Teen shoots nail through ear in video stunt Spate of N.W.A tagging follows Straight Outta Compton movie release 'RIP legend': Shrine at Graham Brazier's bookstore Snow warnings in place as winter returns Duncan Garner: Keeping up with life in a blended family Mother inked with daughter's ashes in tattoo tribute Residents call for end to fishers' nasty New Brighton pier behaviour

A 13-year-old boy caught driving a stolen car at speeds allegedly up to 160kmh this morning later told police it was his first time behind the wheel.

The boy was chased by police after he was allegedly spotted speeding in the vehicle on the State Highway 1 stretch between Levin and Otaki about 4.30am.

The young driver took to the road in poor weather conditions and when arrested gave no explanation to police for his actions.

He was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said.

''It just defies description,'' Sergeant Derek Turvey, of Levin police, said.

''How we are not looking at a death or serious injury I do not know. It's just crazy stuff.''

The boy's parents were unaware of his early morning joyride, Turvey said.

They were notified of his arrest and he will appear in Levin's Youth Court today.

Ad Feedback

- Manawatu Standard

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content