A 13-year-old girl was taken into protective custody by Nebraska troopers following an approximately 20-minute long high-speed pursuit. The incident was initiated when law enforcement officers observed a Nissan Pathfinder racing down Interstate 80 at a speed of 35 miles per hour on Monday evening at around 9:30 p.m.
Troopers from the Nebraska State Patrol attempted to conduct a standard traffic stop close to the city of Kearney, but the vehicle involved in the incident failed to stop and instead accelerated to high speeds, reaching over 100 miles per hour. This was reported by the Nebraska State Patrol in an official release.
The individual in control of the car was eventually identified as a thirteen-year-old female, while her companion was an eleven-year-old male.
According to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, teens are able to submit an application for their learner’s permit sixty days before they turn 15.
After they obtain the permit, they must be accompanied by a driver who is at least 21 years of age while operating the vehicle. The underage driver in this police chase couldn’t meet any of these requirements at the young age of 13.
This isn’t the only incident of it’s kind to take place recently. There has been another teen-related police chase incident in these past few weeks, which had much more severe consequences.
Another police chase in Louisiana resulted in the tragic deaths of two high school cheerleaders, Maggie Dunn (17) and Caroline Gill (15). The chase was for a suspect of a home invasion. In addition, Maggie’s brother Liam Dunn was severely injured in the accident and underwent surgery not long after.