Stolen car with 7 minors inside flips after low-speed chase

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A car full of juveniles flipped over after a low-speed chase through a neighborhood near Southwind High School on Tuesday morning.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies said the driver refused to pull over, leading deputies on a chase that never reached high speeds.

SCSO spokesman Earle Farrell said the chase never went above 25 miles per hour.

There were 7 minors in the car ranging  in age from 10-17.

The car eventually collided with another on Berkley Woods Drive before 4 a.m., flipping the car over and sending the driver to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.

Deputies said the vehicle was stolen, and the driver will be charged with auto theft.

Two BB guns were also found in the car and confiscated.

[Editor's note: An original version of this story sourced SCSO PIO Earle Farrell saying the children in the car were between 13 and 17 years old. That has been corrected to reflect that the department's report states children in the car were as young as 10.]

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