Child Who Led Police On Chase, Crash Faces Very Grown-Up Charges


LEADING TO UP ELECTION DAY. DO NOT FORGET THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS TOMORROW IN LAS VEGAS. NOW A PLEA IN COURT FOR HELP FOR THE 11 YEAR OLD GIRL THAT TOOK HER MOTHER’S CAR FOR A JOY RIDE IN MIAMI. Reporter: THIS WAS THIS 11 YEAR OLD’S FIRST BRUSH WITH THE LAW BUT THE JUDGE WAS NOT EASY ON HER. SHE PUT HER ON HOUSE ARREST FOR THREE WEEKS. THE MAN SHE WAS ACCUSED OF HITTING IS WEIGHING IN ON WHAT HE THINKS SHOULD HAPPEN TOO HER S. SHE IS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD. SHE’S YOUNG. Reporter: FACING A JUDGE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE 11 YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF TAKING HER MOTHER’S CAR HAD THE BRAKES PUT ON HER FREEDOM. WE MAY HAVE TO BACK OFF. ARE YOU SURE THERE IS A 10 YEAR OLD DRIVING. Reporter: EARLIER MONDAY THE 10 YEAR OLD SPED AWAY FROM HER MOTHER’S HOME. SHE’S TRANSITIONING FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. SHE’S HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME WITH THE TRANSITION. Reporter: THE DRIVER SHE’S ACCUSED OF HITTING RICHARD CHAMPAGNE WAS ONCE A BOW ARD COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER. AFTER THE CRASH HE WROTE ABOUT HIS RELIEF THAT NOBODY WAS HURT. HIS LAW PERSON SAID SHE SYMPATHETIC TO THE GIRL’S AGE. SOMETIMES PROSECUTION IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO GO ABOUT A SITUATION. HOPEFULLY THERE IS A POSITIVE RESOLUTION FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. Reporter: BASED ON THE FACT THAT THIS IS HER FIRST OFFENSE HER LAWYER IS TRYING TO GET THE CHARGES REDUCED.

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