Drunk 13-Year-Old Leads Police On Car Chase

Police were alerted when someone saw the car driving on a flat tire

Police in Iowa were involved with a car chase with a drunk 13-year-old boy through a neighborhood before he crashed his grandmother's car into a tree.

Police told The Des Moines Register that they were alerted to the young drunk driver when someone called 911 after seeing a car being driven recklessly on a flat tire. The car seemed to stop for officers for a moment, but the boy sped up, hitting 50 mph in a 25 mph zone before he lost control and hit a tree.

The teen was charge with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless driving, eluding and driving without a license.

When you have teens under the driving age in your home, it's important to keep your keys well hidden. That's especially important if you have kids who are prone to rambunctious behavior.

For older teens who are already driving, having a shared family car that teens have access to, rather than their own car, can help cut down on drunk driving. Teens are less apt to be out late when parents control access to transportation.

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