11-year-old reportedly caught driving 100mph loses control of vehicle during police chase in Durham area

An 11-year-old reportedly caught driving at 150 km/h on a “joy ride” in Ontario lost control of the vehicle and crashed through a fence while being chased by police, officials said.

Durham Police said they received a call around 6:30pm on Sunday about a potentially disabled driver leaving the service station.

Police said officers were on their way to the vehicle’s registered address, in Brooklin, Ontario, when they saw a Hyundai heading south on Anderson Street at a speed of approximately 150 km/h.

“The officer activated their emergency equipment and made a U-turn to attempt to stop the vehicle,” Durham Police said Monday. “A chase was started.”

Police said the vehicle entered Fawcett Avenue before losing control and going through a residential fence and into a backyard.

The vehicle then returned to the road and nearly hit the officer head-on, police said.

Police said a second unit responded and the vehicle was pinned down by the two responding officers on Anderson Street.

The driver of the vehicle was an 11-year-old boy who has been released into the custody of his mother, police said.

A 12-year-old passenger who was also in the vehicle has been handed over to his father.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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