Friday, July 06, 2007

Does Al Gore have an 11-year-old daughter?

Orange Beach police arrested an 11-year-old girl Tuesday night and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol after a high-speed chase that ended when the child flipped the Chevrolet Monte Carlo she was driving.

Assistant Police Chief Greg Duck said a patrol officer noticed the Monte Carlo speeding west along Alabama 182 near the Phoenix V Condominium tower Tuesday night at about 10:30. When the officer flicked on his lights and tried to pull the car over, it sped up.

According to Duck: The Monte Carlo exceeded speeds of 100 mph in the ensuing chase, which flew west along the beach highway through Orange Beach, past Gulf State Park and into Gulf Shores -- a distance of about eight miles. The Monte Carlo eventually side-swiped another vehicle and then flipped over near the easternmost condo towers of Gulf Shores.

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