Girl, 12, who led police on high-speed chase is back in detention


CONROE, Texas – A 12-year-old girl who took her grandmother's car for a joyride in June and led police on a high-speed chase in Montgomery County is now back in detention.

A Montgomery County attorney told us the girl had violated the terms of her release.

She will remain in detention at least until her next hearing, which will be next week.

The girl, who had been driving with her 5-year-old sister in the front passenger seat, had reached speeds of more than 100 mph during the June chase.

Police said when a Conroe Police Department officer had spotted the car June 30 in the 12000 block of West Davis around 5:30 p.m., the 12-year-old had not pulled over, which started a 35- to 40-mile chase.

Channel 2 Investigates learned through a police source that the girl had been trying to visit her boyfriend.


KPRC 2 obtained the dashcam video of the police pursuit. In the video, the girl drives on the wrong side of the road and on the shoulder on the wrong side of the road and barely squeezes between two vehicles stopped in a lane of traffic on the other side.

During the chase, police said, the girl hit two or three vehicles before finally pulling over at Montgomery High School. There were no injuries.

The chase ended when police notified General Motor Company's OnStar call center and asked that the car, a 2014 Chevy Cruz, be remotely shut down.

The girl has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of evading arrest and two counts of deadly conduct for crashing into cars while she was speeding away from police.

Her 5-year-old sister was removed from the care of her mother and grandmother immediately after the incident, according to authorities. The sisters have both been removed from the house now, due to substance abuse issues involving the mother and grandmother, according to authorities.

Both children were released into the care of their aunt and uncle on July 19. But now the 12-year-old is back in detention.