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A driver made Nebraska state troopers sweat on Monday night after leading them on a high-speed chase that lasted about 16 minutes.

Authorities did not identify the driver because she is only 13 years old. Police eventually took her into protective custody along with a passenger in the vehicle, an 11-year-old boy.

State troopers, along with officers from the Shelton Police Department and the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the chase scene, according to a news release issued after a trooper was able to stop the children, who were driving down an interstate highway at dangerously high speeds.

The pursuit began at around 9:30 pm on Monday, January 16, when a state trooper saw a vehicle driving 35 miles per hour. The car, a Nissan Pathfinder, was headed east on Interstate 80. The trooper attempted to stop the car near Kearney, but the driver did not cooperate.

Instead of stopping, the driver fled at a high-speed.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the vehicle would at times reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour. A trooper deployed stop sticks at the 288-mile marker to slow the vehicle down.

The teen girl then exited at the Shelton interchange and started diving north, this time at a much slower speed.

Another trooper saw a chance to stop the Nissan and took it. He performed a tactical maneuver, forcing the vehicle to stop. He took the girl and her young passenger into protective custody without incident, according to a statement.

A search inside the vehicle revealed a gun, marijuana, and some drug gear.
CarolinaCrushDaddy · 51-55, M
wonder how many times they went out and were never caught. if they were traveling at that rate of speed, that kid must have had some prior experience behind the wheel. alot of kids these days get caught up in a criminal lifestyle early. gangs recruit very young kids. non existent parents...... alot of factors going on possibly.
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cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I used to have a police scanner and would leave it on in the evening when I was reading etc. One night I heard sirens, lots of them. Lived about a half-mile from a highway. Then I started hearing the police talk on the scanner about a 12-year old girl who had stolen her mother’s car in the next county and was driving to see her father who lived in this city. She was going about 90-100 down Highway 9, which was already notorious for the deadly wrecks that happened on it. She came past the area where I lived on that highway, more sirens and then about 3 miles down the road she crashed and ended up in the ditch. Didn’t kill her but my adrenaline was pumping because of what I was hearing.
justanothername · 51-55, M
So where were her parents or care givers and how did she get access to a vehicle at age 13?
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justanothername · 51-55, M
@MarmeeMarch according to some people it does.
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Our society has some serious issues with those we call “ children”. Many questions here.
@soar2newhighs nobody can question the cars, guns or jobs. Communities aren't a question -. You don't ask about what you can't have.
@Roundandroundwego No, you question many things in this situation that thankfully turned out on the positive side. There are a myriad of questions to be asked about these children, and the circumstances they were in. Don’t you agree?
@soar2newhighs I'd ask but cars killed Pete in 1981, Missy in 1973, The mom and toddler from 1940 were my cousins -. It's old how you can't afford to stop it cars cars and my car my Toyota my Saab my God -. They were children.
It's never going to be about anything we would change. It's never helpful. We just can not. Childcare is a commodity. Period. Nobody can.
Cars and guns guarantee this will never be a real democracy.
War. This is war.
TeirdalinFirefall · 26-30, M
Who sells a thirteen year old a gun.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@TeirdalinFirefall criminals or he stole it from someone.

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