This story leaves me with one question. Why wasn't the mother charged with interfering with public duties or hindering apprehension? A deputy sheriff spotted a speeding car and went to stop it when it fled. The vehicle crashed and the four occupants fled on foot. One of them called his mother who picked them up. Some reasons I can think of;
1) The boy lied to his mother about why he needed to be picked up (however he and the other suspect were hiding on the rear floorboard).
2) The mother is what is called a 'enabling parent' and refuses to believe her son did anything wrong
3) The deputies called the district attorney's office and charges were refused for whatever reason.