LORDSTOWN, OH (WOIO) - A 17-year-old Warren girl faces multiple felony charges after she reportedly led police on a high-speed pursuit with her two young children in the car.
According to Lordstown Police Chief Brent Milhoan, the chaotic incident first unfolded after he clocked the teen’s stolen car traveling at 37 mph in a 20 mph school zone on Thursday morning.
As Milhoan attempted to pull the girl over, she took off and led him on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph through Lane West and Tod Avenue.
Milhoan broke off the chase as the girl sped through another school zone. She then crashed through a guardrail and was arrested.
The 9-month-old and 1-year-old boys were checked out by paramedics and appeared to be OK. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation, and are now in the care of their grandmother.
There was also a 14-year-old boy in the car, who was reported missing from Columbus.
Police then discovered the girl’s car was stolen out of Cleveland.
She told officers that she bought the car on Thursday morning in Columbus for $50 from a man who said he needed the money for crack
The girl, who is not being identified because she’s a minor, is charged with:
- Two counts of child endangering
- One felony count of fleeing and eluding
- One felony count of receiving stolen property
- No driver’s license
- No seat belt
- No child seat for toddler (infant was in a car seat)
She is currently in custody, and will face charges in Trumbull County Juvenile Court.