A 13 year old drives for the first time at speeds up to 160km/hr and lives to be arrested:
A 13-year-old boy caught driving a stolen car at speeds allegedly up to 160kmh this morning later told police it was his first time behind the wheel.
The boy was chased by police after he was allegedly spotted speeding in the vehicle on the State Highway 1 stretch between Levin and Otaki about 4.30am.
The young driver took to the road in poor weather conditions and when arrested gave no explanation to police for his actions.
He was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said.