Pre-Teen Involved in Police Chase

Police in Meridian were involved Friday afternoon in a low-speed interstate chase with an 11-year old girl who ran away from home.

The girl was stopped and taken into custody. Officials say she appeared to be unharmed, but was taken by Metro Ambulance to be checked out at the hospital.

It was a scary twenty minutes for authorities and the young girl's family.

Dispatch received a call that the girl had left the house with the family car. Around the same time, an officer spotted the child driving in the wrong direction along the interstate.

"Officers were on regular patrol and observed a silver car. It apparently got on the interstate, the wrong way, and went back, jumped the median, going eastbound after being in the other lane," said Assistant Police Chief Jeff Lewis.

It's amazing no cars were hit and no serious injuries sustained during the chase.

The child's parents this evening met with authorities to find out what would have led the girl to resort to such dangerous behavior.


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  • by parent on Mar 22, 2010 at 07:43 AM
    she needs her a** beat!
  • by tommie Location: philadelphia on Mar 21, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    yes mary, justin lewis the bread man. and fyi the clay willis, is the son of betty and harold willis of philadelphia. now i don't know the other two. but its just sorry parenting i guess. lol wtok needs to do a story on this.
  • by Observer on Mar 21, 2010 at 04:22 PM
    The question is : What's the punishment?
  • by lincadtin Livingston on Mar 21, 2010 at 04:14 PM
    I am so glad the officers were able to stop this child.A parent can be as careful as they want but some children just don't listen . My 16 year old ran away to be with her boyfriend she was chastized, but she did it again. They bring this on themselves.
  • by Mary Location: philadelphia on Mar 21, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    OMG? DO WHAT? OMG? Justin Lewis from philly? the bread man Justin Lewis? Well its about time! And Clay Willis? Long! Long! Long! over due! good job NCSD! thanks for a job well done.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    How many cops does it take to stand around a watch an 11-year-old get loaded into an Ambulance in Meridian?
  • by ellen Location: philadelphia on Mar 19, 2010 at 06:11 PM
    well if you must know: B. Glass, J. Walker, C. Willis, J. Lewis. i don't think any minors where there. But i am not for sure
  • by uncle don Location: phila on Mar 19, 2010 at 05:36 PM
    that is almost as funny as that big meth drug bust in philly last night. those busted were: Brian G., Jessica W., Clay W., Justin L., and minors.
  • by Turner on Mar 19, 2010 at 03:38 PM
    Doesnt matter if both parents are there or not. Its the way those parents teach their child and discipline the children. Parents also have to be responsible. If they were this child probably wouldve never stolen the vehicle.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    may god bless the whole family what ever is going on making these young ladys run away lets pray to help I am a father but pray that I don't have this problem I am very close with my daughter we talk everyday about what went on at school lets step up as fathers so STEP DADDY WANT BE THE PROBLEM WHY THEY RUNNING AWAY
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