Police: Drunk Teen Struck Parked Car, Ran From Cops
A 17-year-old male from Ridgewood is accused of careening into a parked car on Ridgewood's West Side Thursday night and fleeing. Tracked down, he allegedly ran again.
A village 17-year-old is facing a slew of citations after he allegedly drove into a parked car and bolted when he was confronted by police Thursday night.
According to Ridgewood police, the youth's Buick Enclave slammed into a parked minivan on Woodland Avenue at around 11 p.m., knocking the minivan into a series of nearby trees. Instead of waiting for police, he allegedly ran home. Police said he was drunk at the time of the incident.
The accused – who is not being identified, as he is a minor – was found by officers at his home, Ridgewood Police Cpt. Jacqueline Luthcke said. Upon being confronted, he led police on a brief foot chase, she added.
Following his capture, he was transported to Valley Hospital complaining of pain, Luthcke said.
The teen is facing charges of underaged DWI, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, failure to maintain lane, not having a provisional decal.
Both vehicles sustained significant damage in the crash.
His upcoming court date has been scheduled for Feb. 14.