WATCH: Driver, 12, leads police on high speed chase

BANGOR, Maine (NBC) A 12-year-old boy got behind the wheel of a van and led police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Bangor, Maine.

Police dash-cam video shows the chase that took place in late June.

At times during the chase, police say the van was going about 55 miles-per-hour, and ran through red lights and stop signs.

Police were able to stop the vehicle after about eight minutes when an officer hit the van.

Authorities say the 12-year-old is being detained on charges of eluding an officer and unauthorized use of property.