Boy leads police in chase through Harris, Fort Bend counties

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A teen without a license was busted Sunday after taking his parents’ car on an hour-long joyride with police chasing after him through Harris and Fort Bend counties, according to authorities.

A Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 5 deputy was on her way to work when she learned of a reckless driver later identified as the young motorist. She spotted the teenager and tried pulling him over in her patrol car around 11:30 a.m., but he kept going, a constable’s spokesman said.

The chase started at Mason and Clay Road and continued for another hour with the teenager reaching speeds up to 60 mph as several more police officers joined the pursuit.

The boy drove over a spike strip, but it failed to puncture his tires, according to the spokesman. He finally pulled over outside a Guadalajara Hacienda restaurant along the Katy Freeway near Bunker Hill Road.

The unidentified teenager, who was either 13 or 14, was taken into custody and his parents were called.

It was not known if the teen has been charged in connection with the chase. He could face charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.