Troopers find 10-year-old in stolen car after driver abandons vehicle to avoid arrest, GSP says

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A driver has been arrested after officials say they were led on a chase on the interstate.

Georgia State Patrol said on Friday at 7:57 p.m., troopers received reports of a stolen Audio Q7 that was being pursued by Atlanta police on I-20 Eastbound.

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When troopers arrived, they were able to locate the vehicle and joined APD officers as they followed the driver on I-20 near Moreland Road.

The report said troopers attempted to stop the car and that the driver continued to flee.

Authorities followed the car for 4.2 miles before the driver turned down a dead-end street and ran on foot from the vehicle.


Troopers said a 10-year-old boy was found inside the abandoned car.

Authorities captured the driver in the nearby woods after a brief chase.

The driver was identified as Tywon Burdine. He was charged with theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding police, cruelty to children, reckless and obstruction of officers.

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Authorities did not specify the relationship between the child and the driver.


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