13-year-old leads deputies on high speed chase

Speeds hit 100 mph as Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies pursue teenage driver

POSTED: 11:13 PM PST Feb 20, 2013    UPDATED: 09:32 PM PST Feb 21, 2013 
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SANTA YNEZ, Calif. -

A 13-year-old driver led Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash.

Deputies received a call just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The Sheriff's Department says speeds hit 100 mph on Highway 246 through Solvang and came to an end when the driver lost control near Armour Ranch road in Santa Ynez.

A 51-year-old female passenger was also in the car. No injures were reported. Both the passenger and 13-year-old driver were taken into custody. Their relationship is not currently know and is under investigation.

Sheriff's deputies tell NewsChannel 3 the car involved, a 2004 Nissan Remada, was stolen from Morro Bay.

The teen is from Arroyo Grande and ran away from home. He has been booked in juvenile hall and is facing several felony charges.

The case remains under investigation.