Redondo Beach Police Say Girl, 13, Led Them On Chase

REDONDO BEACH (AP) — Redondo Beach police say they arrested a 13-year-old girl for allegedly driving under the influence, evading arrest and possessing brass knuckles after a high speed chase that ended when she crashed.

The girl was treated for head injuries and released to her parents.

Sgt. Phil Keenan told the Torrance Daily Breeze that the Sunday chase started when an officer pulled up behind a Ford Explorer that belonged to her brother. He says two boys and two girls got out and the girl sped off.

Keenan says the girl nearly caused several crashes and, when she tried to pass a slower car, sideswiped it, causing her SUV to flip and tumble into a tree.

Keenan says police believe the teens were trying to steal alcohol when they were spotted.

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