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Two juveniles lead police on chase for over 50 miles

Authorities in Winston County report two juveniles led police on a chase through three counties after a traffic stop on Saturday.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 8:07 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities in Winston County report two juveniles led police on a chase through three counties after a traffic stop on Saturday.

Louisville Police Chief LM Claiborne says two juveniles were stopped in a white Toyota Camry after speeding 91 in a 65 mile per hour zone.

Claiborne tells WTVA the vehicle was involved in a carjacking in Jackson, which police there tell me they’re working to confirm.

The driver fled from police and kept going, all the way to Columbus, where the chase ended near

Prospt Park on Highway 69 around 8 at night.

“What was the possibility of other people being harmed, other children being harmed? Asked Regina Willis, who visits the park with her children. “So yeah, kind of scary.”

Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton says two Columbus police vehicles were damaged during the pursuit.
Meanwhile Willis believes it all came down to kids looking for a thrill.

“It just kind of shows that they don’t have anything else to do,” the mother said. “They’re obviously bored. So we need to create something for them to do.”

Police say one juvenile was arrested.

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