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12-year-old boy leads deputies on chase through Orange County

A map indicates the location of a pursuit on Del Obispo near Paseo Carolina in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.

October 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 12-year-old boy is back with his parents after leading Orange County sheriff's deputies on a chase from San Juan Capistrano to Dana Point.

A sheriff's deputy saw someone driving erratically on Del Obispo near Paseo Carolina at about 1:17 a.m. Wednesday.

The driver ended up slamming into a tree in a center median on Dana Harbor Drive between Cove Road and Island Way. The car caught fire and was fully engulfed.

The boy was found hiding in some bushes near a boat dock and released to the custody of his parents.

City News Service contributed to this report.