13-year-old girl leads police on car chase, officials say

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MIDVALE, Utah — A 13-year-old girl was taken to detention after crashing a car in Midvale early Saturday morning, according to Unified police.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., Unified police were called out to a report of a disturbance in the area of 8100 South block of Darin Street. While en-route to the scene, officers received a call that a vehicle had left from that address, said Justin Hoyal, spokesman for Unified police.

Hoyal said officers spotted the vehicle in the area and attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver fled.

The officer pursued a short time but since the chase did not meet all the criteria for a pursuit, it was terminated.

Two and half blocks away from where the officer ended the pursuit, the driver crashed into a parked vehicle at  1955 W. 7800 South, when she attempted to make a hard right turn, Hoyal said.

Hoyal said the four occupants of the vehicle got out and ran. Three of the four were caught, including the teen driver.

No serious injuries were reported.

The girl was taken to detention and booked on a charge of fleeing police.

1 Comment

  • BOB

    A 13-year-old girl and three of her friends are out at 2:45 AM? Does she have a mother or perhaps a father in her life? I suppose juvenile detention is the best she can hope for until she becomes an adult and earns a slot in jail before graduating to prison life. Somewhere along the way she’ll have several children, who like herself, will grow up without the benefit of good parenting.

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