12-year-old investigated for DUI after chase, crash

The 12-year-old crashed into another vehicle and then a pole

A breathalyzer (MGN Online, file)
A breathalyzer (MGN Online, file)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a 12-year-old is being investigated for driving while intoxicated after fleeing an officer trying to stop him and then crashing into another vehicle and then a pole.

Officer Ivan Ramos said that the boy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following the crashes Monday morning. The boy was not identified because he’s a juvenile.

Ramos says an officer first spotted the car driving erratically and tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver refused to stop.

He says the boy then hit another vehicle, but kept going and then ran into the pole.

Ramos said that in addition to being investigating for driving while intoxicated, the boy is also being investigated for evading officers and failure to stop and render aid.