13-year-old has blowout on I-20 after taking mom’s car

WARREN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A 13-year-old had a blowout on the interstate after he took his mom’s car, authorities said.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m.

Vicksburg Police Capt. Sandra Williams said the Rankin County teen was at the River Region West Hospital on Frontage Road when the keys to his mother’s car and drove off.

Mississippi Highway Patrol Corporal Eric Henry said the teenager’s parents notified law enforcement officers of the incident.

Cpl. Henry said a trooper spotted the Chrysler 200 on I-20 near the Bolton and Clinton area. He said the teen didn’t stop initially. The car had a blowout, and he was forced to halt.

The teen was taken into custody and taken back to Warren County by the trooper. Cpl. Henry said the child would be released to his parents.

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