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Police: Drunk, high teen causes 26-mile chase

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WOODLAND, WA (KPTV) -

Woodland police say a teen was drunk and high when he led them on a high speed chase early Saturday morning.

It started just after 1 a.m. on Schurman Way when police said they spotted the 14-year-old boy swerving all over the road.

The teen then drove on the Interstate 5 at milepost 22 before leading officers on a chase that reached speeds of 115 miles per hour.

More than a dozen officers from six agencies joined in the chase and Washington State Police troopers eventually put down spike strips at milepost 40.

Police said the teen kept driving recklessly even after blowing both tires on the spike strips.

The teen continued to drive for another 8 miles, police said, until the wheels ground completely off the car and it could no longer move.

Police said the teen was still trying to accelerate when they approached the car and took the boy into custody.

The tow truck driver told police has been towing cars for twenty years and he had never seen a car with the wheels and suspension ground down that far.

Investigators said the teen decided to go for a drive in his mother's car because he was bored.

When asked why he didn't stop, police said the teen claimed he did it for the "'thrill."

The teen reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana and blew a .062 on his breath test.

Deputies booked the teen into the Cowlitz County Juvenile Center.

He is charged with DUI and attempt to elude.

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