12-year-old girl who led police on high speed chase will remain detained until next week

The girl's grandmother contacted police on Thursday saying her car had been stolen and she feared her 12 and 5 year old granddaughters had been kidnapped.

After a harrowing high speed chase cops would later learn the 12-year-old stole her grandmother's car and she and her sister went on a joy ride Montgomery county law officers aren't likely to forget.

Officers with Conroe P.D. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department D.P.S and the Montgomery City Police Department followed the girl as she darted in and out of rush hour traffic.

At times speeds reached 120 miles an hour and covered some 16 miles.

Montgomery County Attorney J.D. Lambright says the dash cam video looks like a scene out of a movie.

Lambright says at times the girl was driving on the wrong side of the road weaved back and forth and narrowly missed other vehicles.

There were a few fender benders the County Attorney says but miraculously no one was hurt.

The County Attorney describes the girl as small and looks like she's 12-years-old.

While he doesn't know her motive or if she's driven before Lambright says it's hard to believe this was her first time behind the wheel.

She's now facing auto theft and evading arrest charges.

She will remain in the juvenile detention center until this coming Tuesday afternoon when a Judge will hold a detention hearing to determine if
she will remain detained or be placed with a parent or guardian.

According to Lambright the girl has no prior juvenile record in Montgomery County.

Her 5-year-old sister was released to relatives.