Unlicensed teen Snapchat driver facing several charges in police chase

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Police said the vehicle was going over 100 miles per hour at one point

GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman and a teenage boy are facing charges after a police chase that started in Pennsylvania and ended in Trumbull County.

The chase started just after midnight. Sharon police were chasing a vehicle going over 100 miles per hour on I-80 west.

The driver got off the interstate at the Belmont Avenue exit in Liberty. He then turned onto E. Liberty Street and headed into Girard.

The car finally stopped on E. Liberty near the intersection of N. Ward Avenue after getting a flat tire. That’s when the driver decided to start running, police said.

Girard police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol began searching the area. They also contacted Youngstown police to bring in a K-9 unit.

With the help of the K-9, the suspect was found in the 500 block of Lawrence Ave. and was arrested.

Police say the driver is a 15-year-old from Youngstown.

Kylee Danus, of Sharon, was issued a citation for wrongful entrustment for allowing the teen to drive her car.

Liberty Police say Danus told them the boy responded to her “who has a license” post on Snapchat because she doesn’t have one and needed a ride.

The teen driver is facing charges of reckless operation, driving without a license and failure to comply. He was released to his mother.

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