A mother made sure her son didnt outrun the long arm of the law Thursday night.
The incident began about 9 p.m. with reports of young people partying near Thain Road in Cobble Hill. Officers arrived to find a vehicle in a ditch, then attempted to pull over a car driving toward the party.
When the car, driven by a 17-year-old male, eventually pulled to the side of the road, the driver claimed he had not heard police sirens because of his loud music.
Told he would be handed a driving prohibition, the youth became upset and tried to grab his licence from the officer. He was unsuccessful, but sped away. He then pulled a U-turn and drove back toward the officer, coming within centimetres of the police car before driving off.
Police later found the youths car in a wooded area near his home. A police dog team failed to locate him, but his mother assured officers she would get him to the detachment.
The youth was brought to the station about 2 a.m. Friday and arrested on charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. His car was impounded.
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