13-Year-Old Girls Charged in High Speed Chase

By: News Email
By: News Email

Two 13-year-old girls face felony charges after officials say they stole a car and led police on high speed chase through Gallia County.

(MGN Online)

Two 13-year-old girls face felony charges after officials say they stole a car and led police on high speed chase through Gallia County.

Gallipolis Police and Gallia County Sheriff's Office reports say the chase started just after 1:30 Sunday morning, Feb. 16, when police attempted to pull the car over for drifting into the wrong lane.

But the driver didn't stop.

Officials say during the nearly 20 mile chase the car reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour, even leading police into West Virginia at one point.

Authorities say they dropped stop sticks several times before the car drove off the street, onto a dead end road and wrecked.

The chase ended in Rio Grande, where the girls were arrested.

Officials say they found alcohol and marijuana in the car and both girls admit to already being on probation.

The girls are both facing several felony charges, including theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing.

The girls were taken to a juvenile detention center.

Their names are not being released because they are juveniles.

Investigators say the girls told them they learned to drive with the "Grand Theft Auto" video game.


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