Video: Dashcam shows chase of 12-year-old accused of driving stolen vehicle in Las Cruces


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Authorities with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department say a 12-year-old boy is in custody after driving a stolen vehicle and carrying ammunition in his pocket on Sunday.

On Tuesday, law enforcement released the dashcam footage of part of the chase through the streets of Dona Ana County.

On Sunday, officials with the sheriff’s department says multiple residents contacted authorities about a child driving an SUV recklessly on the highway over the weekend. Police with several agencies began looking for the driver when he was found with three other passengers.

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“The driver, a 12-year-old male, had ammunition in his pocket, which led to deputies locating a handgun which had been thrown out of the moving vehicle,” police said.

Authorities say the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The sheriff’s department says the 12-year-old was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant as well as two other serious charges.

Dashcam footage courtesy Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office

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