Dash cam video: Mich. troopers pull over boy, 10, accused of stealing SUV
When the SUV wouldn't pull over, OnStar was able to disable it. Once it stopped, the boy ran away but was quickly taken into custody
By Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
BIRCH RUN, Mich. — A 10-year-old Saginaw County boy is accused of stealing a car last weekend and driving it on Interstate 75 near Birch Run, Michigan State Police said.
Police dispatchers received a call from OnStar, General Motors Corp.'s in-vehicle safety and security communications service, that a 2017 Buick Encore had been stolen from a home on Hess Ave in Buena Vista Township. The community is a suburb of Saginaw.
The Trooper was behind the suspect for about a mile with lights & sirens activated while OnStar disabled the Buick, allowing for a safe stop. Thankfully, nobody was injured in this incident. Note: there is no sound in this video. pic.twitter.com/nqSwdpm4eI— MSP Third District (@mspbayregion) June 2, 2023
OnStar reported the vehicle was traveling south on I-75. State police troopers located the vehicle near the freeway's Burch Run exit and attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over, they said.
Meanwhile, authorities received 911 calls reporting a child was driving a car on I-75.
OnStar disabled the vehicle safely after it bumped into a guardrail, which caused minor damage to the SUV, police said. After the car stopped, a juvenile exited the vehicle and ran but was quickly taken into custody.
No injuries were reported and the boy was taken to the Saginaw County Juvenile Detention Center.
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