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Theft crimes just the beginning for this teenager

Massachusetts officials are planning criminal charges against a 15-year-old boy who allegedly stole his mother's car and led police on a high speed chase that extended through several towns. It's unclear whether theft crimes in relation to the stolen car will be part of that process, but the boy is fortunate that he emerged from the incident alive and whole. The chase ended in a horrific crash that tore his vehicle in half, and witnesses say it's a miracle he survived. 

The incident began when the boy allegedly sped past a stopped Massachusetts State Police trooper on Interstate 495 at around 2:25 a.m. When the same trooper tried to pull the driver over, the teen apparently refused to stop and began speeding. Officers stopped the chase when the car entered a residential area, but received reports of a crash nearby just moments later. The boy was found in a front yard near the scene of the crash, and the car was split into two by the impact with a utility pole.

There's no word on why the teen took his mother's car. There is also no mention of drugs or alcohol in relation to the accident, or of any past history of criminal or other concerning behavior. It's hoped that the fact that this boy was able to survive such a terrible crash will lead him to make changes in his life and pursue a different path.  

Massachusetts authorities are planning to issue criminal charges against the teen, but it's as yet unclear if theft crimes will be part of those charges. As the legal process moves forward, this teenager and his family must take steps to get him any help he needs and to try and mitigate the effects that this event will have on the rest of his life. Working with a skilled criminal defense attorney is critical to a favorable outcome. 

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