HAZARD — Police in Perry County say an 11-year-old boy will be referred to juvenile authorities after he took a church van for a drive Saturday, smashing six vehicles and prompting police to shoot out the van tires to stop him.
WYMT-TV reported that the incident began at Carr Creek State Park in Sassafras, where the boy was on an outing with his family.
Hazard police said the boy hijacked a church van and drove it 20 miles along Highway 15 through Knott and Perry counties with a Fish and Wildlife official pursuing him before police also got involved.
Hazard police officer Joe Engle said the boy pulled into the McDonald's parking lot in Hazard and began ramming vehicles.
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No one was injured.