15-year-old Wash. boy arrested after 100-mph chase up I-5

TALENT, Ore. - A 15-year-old Washington state boy was arrested Friday after leading police from two states on a 45-mile chase up Interstate 5 at speeds of more than 100 mph.

The youth, from Woodland, Wash., was initially spotted by California Highway Patrol troopers heading north at high speed on I-5 near Yreka, Calif., in a blue 1991 Geo Metro.

California state troopers attempted to pull the boy over, but he kept going, crossing the state line into Oregon at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

California troopers followed the boy across the state line and radioed Oregon authorities about the chase. Troopers with the Oregon State Police then joined in the pursuit.

As the Geo Metro headed north, police in Ashland, Ore., put out a spike strip. But the teen managed to avoid it and kept going north at about 90 mph.

More spike strips were deployed as the teen reached Talent, Ore., and this time the effort was successful. One of the strips punctured the Geo Metro's left rear tire, deflating it, about 19 miles north of the California border.

The teen kept driving for another three miles, then pulled over.

Officers from multiple agencies took the 15-year-old, who was alone in the vehicle, into custody without further incident.

He was taken to the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center where he is being detained for investigation of attempting to elude and reckless driving.

The Geo Metro was registered to the driver's sister and was not reported stolen.