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Teen's joyride in Mountain View ends in arrest

Original post made on Oct 20, 2010

A 14-year-old Redwood City boy was arrested on suspicion of recklessly evading police Saturday night. A police officer attempted to pull over a black Ford Ranger, but the driver fled at high speed, blowing through stop signs and making erratic turns and lane changes, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:47 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by ResponsibleParent
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

I think it should be explained to this kid that he is really messing up things for other teenagers... The more things like this that happen, the more parents are likely to force restrictions on their children. Kids shouldn't be given responsibility until they've earned it. We don't know enough detail about this particular kid's story to know for sure. But it seems to me that his parents probably weren't watching him as well as they should have and if they are themselves responsible (or are interested in making up for some of their lack of responsibility) they should make it clear to their child how serious this was and that privileges will be taken away as a result.

Posted by Joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 20, 2010 at 11:52 am

While I agree with your sentiments, your comment is ironic. I heard that the truck was impounded by RWC PD a week earlier. The 14 year old was driving with his mom in the front seat. Her license was suspended.

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Then maybe the Mom should be prosecuted? She is raising her child to be a lawbreaker.

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