A Lincoln suspect was arrested last night for a string of offenses. Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady indicates his age would surprise many.
“The suspect was taken into custody and arrested forleaving the scene, auto theft, and drunk driving. He tested well over the legal limit at 1.4% and he was a 12 year old Lincoln Boy.”
Chief Casady says it’s not the 12 year old’s first contact with law enforcement.
“I think it’s a little startling to think of a 12 year old getting that intoxicated and stealing a car, I think what’s really rather surprising is this wasn’t the first time. This boy was referred to the county attorney’s office on a case earlier this summer where he’d taken his parents car, driven that, and been involved in another hot and run accident.”
The 12 year old was arrested last night after a citizen saw him flee his car and tackled him…holding him until police arrived.