MONTGOMERY, TX (WHDH) — A 12-year-old girl who reportedly led police in Texas on a high-speed chase will remain in jail for now.
Officers in Montgomery County pursued her for 40 miles in June, only to discover that her 7-year-old sister was in the car with her.
The girl was driving 120 miles per hour and was eventually stopped after 55 miles.
She has been in jail for nearly three weeks.
“I’m just ready to get this little 12-year-old out of jail,” the girl’s attorney said. “She’s been in there coming up on 20 days now. And it’s time.”
This week, a judge said she cannot go home because her home is not safe.
The girl is being charged with two felonies: evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The big question is why the girl stole her grandmother’s car and didn’t stop.
“I asked for a psychological evaluation because, I mean, I have handled thousands of juvenile cases and I know immediately when I see someone that there are issues and
there are going to be a lot of issues from that evaluation when that comes back,” her attorney said.
The girl’s grandmother initially thought the girls were kidnapped and called police.
Officers tracked the car down through OnStar, which eventually disabled the car’s engine.
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