High-speed joyride stopped by police in Whitby

Police put the brakes on a high-speed joyride by two children in Whitby Sunday (March 20) night.

According to the DRPS, officers were responding to a call regarding a suspected impaired driver when another vehicle passed their cruiser on Anderson Street at a “high rate of speed” – approximately 150 km/h.

The officers activated the cruiser’s emergency equipment and initiated a pursuit in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

“The vehicle turned onto Fawcett Avenue, lost control and went through a fence into a backyard. Th4e vehicle returned to the roadway and almost struck the responding officer head-on,” reads a social media post from DRPS.

“A second unit responded from CW division and the vehicle was pinned by the two responding officers on Anderson Street. The vehicle ended up smashing through another fence just prior to being pinned.”

The 11-year-old driver was released into his mother’s custody, while a 12-year-old passenger was released to his father.

“No injuries were sustained as a result of the pursuit and there was minor damage to one cruiser,” police noted.