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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2007, 3:23 P.M.

Moronic teen nearly kills people on Spokane freeway…

A teenage suspect is loaded into a police vehicle today at the conclusion of a car chase that started in Hayden, Idaho, and ended near the eastbound Argonne exit of I-90 in Spokane Valley. No serious injuries were reported. HOLLY PICKETT The Spokesman-Review

Hey kids. Stay in school...
Interstate 90 was closed for about two hours today after three teens in a stolen car attempted to get away from police by driving the wrong way at speeds up to 100 mph.


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And here is video of the scene:

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The little twits hit a man in an SUV, and then a motorcylist hit the SUV. It is a serious miracle no one was killed. The teen driver was 16. His passengers are 13 and 14.

They didn't stop there, either. The teens then jumped from the wrecked car and split. They were apprehended quickly, however, by cops at gunpoint.

I'm not sure what I hope to accomplish by posting this. How could someone be so selfish and stupid? Do they understand what would have happened if someone had been killed? Or how many could have been killed?

"They are very young," said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Baker of the teens in the stolen car.
According to Reagan, the incident began this morning when the 13-year-old took his mother's car from a Spokane home, picked up the other two teens and drove to Coeur d'Alene. After the 13-year-old had trouble driving on the freeway, the 16-year-old began driving.

After driving around near the Coeur d'Alene city beach for a while, the trio went to Hayden where they attracted police attention because of a hit-and-run with a vehicle and fence. Amy Cannata/SR

Question: The kids ARE all under 18. What is a proper punishment for this kind of behavior?

I want to put a shirt on the young man being arrested. And pull up his pants...

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