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September 22, 2008
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11-year-old leads Pa. police on chase

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The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Police say an 11-year-old who stole his foster mother's car led them on a high-speed chase through western Pennsylvania, striking a cruiser and slamming into a utility pole.

Police say the boy's guardian notified police he was missing on Sunday evening. Minutes later, the boy was spotted on a suburban road about 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Police say the boy made his way to Interstate 70. He drove westbound, at times as fast as 85 mph while swerving wildly between lanes. Police say he got off the highway, only to get back on eastbound.

Police say the boy then exited the highway, hitting a police cruiser. Police say the cruiser sped after him and he hit a utility pole.

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The boy suffered a head injury that was not life-threatening.

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