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A 10-year-old stole his mother's car, and a high-speed chase ensued. And it wasn't his first time.
A 10-year-old boy in Cleveland led police on a high-speed chase for more than 40 miles Thursday. This was not the first time he's been involved in a high-speed chase. (Image source: Fox 8 News Cleveland video screenshot)

A 10-year-old stole his mother's car, and a high-speed chase ensued. And it wasn't his first time.

For the second time in the past two weeks, a 10-year-old boy in Cleveland stole his mother’s car and led police on a high-speed car chase.

It’s a miracle no one was injured.

How did he get the car?

According to Cleveland.com, the boy was waiting for his sister to take him to school. At about 8:30 a.m., while the sister was taking a shower, the boy stole the vehicle. His mother's boyfriend called police.

The chase

Other witnesses called 911 when they saw the boy swerving in and out of traffic in a 2004 Toyota Avalon, with his mother chasing close behind down the interstate at speeds in excess of 90 mph.

Westlake police officers and Ohio state troopers also gave chase to the boy, who drove wildly down the turnpike at speeds reaching 100 mph.

The chase finally ended after about 45 miles when the boy slowed the car down to avoid stop sticks, and a trooper nudged the car into a mile post sign while the other troopers blocked the car in.

As officers pulled the boy out of the car through a window, a state trooper said the boy spit on officers and kicked at them, and was led to a police cruiser, showing no emotion.

The child was taken to the hospital and will be placed in custody of Erie County Children’s Services. Authorities have not determined whether criminal charges will be pressed.

This Fox 8 News Cleveland video provides audio of the mother calling 911, as well as some dash-cam footage of the end of the pursuit.

Two-time offender

Amazingly, this young boy has been in a high-speed chase with police before.

On Oct. 16, officers responded to a call reporting a 2013 Dodge Charger driven by a small boy in the fast lane of Interstate 90 with three flat tires.

After that chase, the boy was arrested and taken to a local juvenile detention center before being released back to his mother.

Police said he took the car because he was bored.

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