A 15-year-old from Albany, Ky. was caught driving a van through Somerset earlier this week.

Somerset Police stopped the van for a traffic violation at the intersection of South U.S. 27 and Slate Branch Road at 2:32 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers discovered that, not only was the driver under-age, but he had also stolen the vehicle from the Foothills Academy in Albany — a facility for at-risk juveniles, where he had been staying.

The juvenile was taken into custody, and was later released to a relative.

Three passengers in the van were released after questioning.

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