Riverton police say an 11-year-old boy driving a suburban led Fremont County law enforcement on a high speed chase early yesterday morning.
At 3:20 A-M Riverton police were called in to assist Wind River P-D in the chase. The boy entered Riverton from the North, then headed West on Hwy 26 to Dubois, maintaining speeds between 80 and 100 miles per hour.
Police cornered the boy near Crow Heart. He then proceeded to drive toward a Riverton police car, scraping the metal. Police say he stopped the vehicle by Bull Lake and attempted to flee on foot, but was caught.
Officials say they
didn't know the boy was only 11, until he was caught.
Police also say high speed chases are becoming more common in the county lately.
The boy was taken into custody by the Wind River P-D, who will be handling the investigation.
Well done, Spider. Your son is a hell of a driver. I doubt I coulda kept a vehicle stable at 30 mph when I was 11, much less 100.