13-year-old driver crashes after short chase

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sheriffs-lightsVISTA, Calif – A 13-year-old boy led deputies on a short vehicle pursuit that ended in a fiery crash in Vista early Monday, but no one was seriously hurt, authorities said.

A deputy spotted the boy driving a car without its headlights at North Santa Fe Avenue and Bobier Drive shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Clayton Lisk.

The boy refused to pull over and was pursued for about a block before he crashed into some shrubbery on the side of the road at Bobier Drive and Kiva Lane, Lisk said.

Deputies pulled the boy out of the car, which had caught fire, he said. The boy complained of pain and was taken to an area hospital to be checked. Lisk said the boy was quickly cleared of any medical concerns and taken to Juvenile Hall.

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