LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police said a 17-year-old girl led officers on a chase reaching over 100 mph through Lordstown in a stolen vehicle with her two kids in the back seat on Thursday morning.
Lordstown’s police chief was on radar patrol in a school zone when he said he clocked the teen driving 37 mph in a 25-mph zone.
He tried to pull her over and she stopped briefly at a gas station, but then started driving off, according to police. The chase lasted for about four miles.
Officers called off the pursuit because it was getting dangerous near a congested area and school zone.
The girl eventually crashed when she made a left turn onto 6th Street from Tod Avenue in Warren Township, damaging a guardrail.
Police said no one was hurt, including the teen’s 9-month-old and 2-year-old.
A 14-year-old boy who was reported missing from Columbus was also in the car. Police are making arrangements with Children Services to return him.
Police said she did not have a valid driver’s license.
The girl is facing numerous traffic offenses, including driving without a license. She’s also facing criminal charges of endangering children, fleeing and eluding and receiving stolen property, since the car she was driving was reported stolen out of Cleveland.
“She indicated to us that she purchased the vehicle this morning in Columbus for $50. She said the person that sold it to her said they needed money for crack, but we can’t confirm that,” Chief Brent Milhoan said.
She is being held in Trumbull County’s Juvenile Detention Center.