Maine 12-year-old steals car, tries to out run police

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Police in Maine say an officer stopped a car driven by a 12-year-old boy after noticing it had front-end damage and a dragging front bumper.

The Bangor Police Department says a patrol officer came across a damaged vehicle driving without headlights at around 4 a.m. Saturday.

The officer signaled for the vehicle to stop. Police say the driver didn't stop and was driving erratically.

Police say a sergeant later stopped the vehicle by using the front end of his patrol car. The cruiser received minor damage, and the other vehicle had modest damage.

Police are investigating whether the car the 12-year-old was driving struck any other vehicles before encountering police.

The 12-year-old faces charges of driving to endanger, eluding a police officer and theft. Police say more charges might follow.