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14-year-old boy driving car crashes into police car after chase

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A 14-year-old boy driving his father's car crashed into a police car after a chase in Yurihonjo, Akita Prefecture, police said Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m. Monday along National Route 107, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said a man called 110 at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and said his son was missing and that his car and car keys were gone.

A police patrol car spotted the missing vehicle and officers called out to the driver via their loudspeaker to stop. But the car kept going and went through a red light, leading police on a nine-kilometer chase. The police then overtook the car and blocked its path, causing it to crash into them.

The boy suffered minor chest injuries in the crash. The two officers in the police car were not injured.

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Police said a man called 110 at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and said his son was missing and that his car and car keys were gone.

At least their parent already found him, now they need to pay for all the damage.

The police then overtook the car and blocked its path, causing it to crash into them.

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Why don't the cops do the same thing to the bosozoku?

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Joeintokyo,

I asked a policeman your question once. He told me that they avoided arresting bosozoku because most of them eventuially quit the gangs, get married and go on to normal lives. This would not be possible if they had arrest records. It makes sense; in the United States, at least, there is permanet underclass of people forever burdened by records of offenses committed years before.

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Correction - "permanent," not" permanet." Looks like I'm getting spelling tips from the Donald.

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Christ- another! "eventually," not "eventuially."

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Yep! I think many of us have joyrided in their parent's car during their mid-teens. I was lucky though. I didn't grow up in a city. Glad he and nobody else were hurt though. I guess his hurt will come when his father gets ahold of him.

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Kind of amusing. In junior high me and a neighbor kid tried to "drive" his dad's car in the driveway and it was a lot harder than we thought. We were unable to back up properly and knocked over a bunch of garbage cans and just left it there to avoid further damage. I think we got our arses whooped, but it was a good lesson.

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Arrest and prison time would be lesson learned.

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How did he learn to drive a car?

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I asked a policeman your question once. He told me that they avoided arresting bosozoku because most of them eventuially quit the gangs, get married and go on to normal lives. This would not be possible if they had arrest records.

Why an arrest record, they could just make them pay a hefty fine for public disturbance. That way they can still punish them and the kids can still have a life in the future. But I guess that requires logical thinking.

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Why an arrest record, they could just make them pay a hefty fine for public disturbance. That way they can still punish them and the kids can still have a life in the future. But I guess that requires logical thinking.

They don't pay the fine. What now? If you arrest them you are back to that square.

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New era, new times, different society and I am an old man but in my days people said "boys will be boys" I am not making excuses for this kid but just pointing out that times change.

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He should of stayed home and ate tasty marshmallows

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Cool driving on behalf of the Police. They stopped him by using their own car without serious injuries as a result.

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I asked a policeman your question once. He told me that they avoided arresting bosozoku because most of them eventuially quit the gangs, get married and go on to normal lives. This would not be possible if they had arrest records.

Impound the bikes and, if you're feeling generous, charge a release fee.

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A scene right out of GTA

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How did he learn to drive a car?

Someone taught him. Anyway, it's not difficult to pick up on how to make a car move, especially an automatic. One of my mate's brothers taught us how to operate a car when we were 14.

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oops!

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He's been playing too much Grand Theft Auto

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The boy suffered minor chest injuries in the crash. The two officers in the police car were not injured.

That's all fine and dandy, but what about the car? Were there other cars damaged in their "joyride"?

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