CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. — Several teens are being held at a youth detention center after a high-speed chase that ended in coastal Georgia.
On Sept. 10, a Kingsland police officer clocked a Honda Accord going 96 mph on Interstate 95 South. As officers attempted to catch up to the car, police said it sped up even more to around 120 mph.
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Officers were able to use spike strips, which police said cause the driver to pull over near St. Mary’s Road.
Kingsland officers and a Camden County deputy identified the driver as 12-year-old boy out of Duval County, Florida. There were three other passengers in the car, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old also out of Duval County. Officers later said the two teens had active murder warrants for a home invasion and 2nd degree murder out of Duval County.
The third passenger, a 15-year-old girl, was also from Duval County.
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Authorities said the car the teens were in was registered stolen out of Jacksonville, Florida.
All four teens were detained and taken to the Regional Youth Detention Facility.
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The driver is being charged with theft by bringing stolen property into the state, speeding, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude, and fugitive from justice. The passengers were all charged with theft by receiving stolen property and with fugitive from justice.
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