Police: 2 teen girls steal car, lead them on chase

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Two teenage girls are in custody after police said they ran away from a foster care house in a stolen car, then lead them on a high speed chase, June 12, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Bear Everett)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two teenage girls are in custody after police said they ran away from a foster care house in a stolen car, then lead them on a high speed chase.

A Moraine officer on patrol first spotted the pair just after 1:00 Thursday morning in the parking lot of a tire store.

When he approached, the youngest, 13, jumped out from passenger side of the car and ran off.

The 16-year-old driver sped off northbound on SR 741, reaching speeds over 100 mph.

Police caught up with the car when the driver lost control and hit a tree on James H. McGee Boulevard.

“I’m not sure what their plans were there, said Sgt. Mike Keegen. “I’m not sure why they pulled in there other than they may have seen me and got scared.”

When officers ran the plates on the car, it came back as stolen out of Shelby County.

Keegen said the 16-year-old does not have a driver’s license.

Both teens were taken into custody and are being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center.

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