When you were a teenager, did you ever do something that was, quite frankly,
not very smart?
Most of us did. As we mature into adulthood, a lot of us make mistakes
in judgment because our decision-making process isn't yet as refined
as it should be.
One 16-year-old girl seems to have made a rather foolish mistake, and she
may end up facing pretty severe consequences as a result.
On the evening of Friday, Nov. 14, San Bernardino County sheriff's
deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. A few hours later,
they spotted the vehicle in Highland, on Tippecanoe Avenue and 5th Street.
A squad car tried to pull the vehicle over, but it turned into a parking
lot at a high rate of speed, lost control and crashed into a delivery truck.
It turns out the car was being driven by a 16-year-old girl. An 18-year-old
San Bernardino man and a 20-year-old man without a permanent address were
also in the car at the time. All three escaped the crash without injury.
All three were taken to Central Detention Center. The girl was later released
to her family.
It is likely that all three of these people will be charged with some sort
of crime. They may have thought what they were doing was nothing more
than a joyride or a lark, but they were wrong, and their miscalculation
may come back to haunt them.
At the Law Office of Nic Cocis & Associates,
juvenile law matters are among the cases we handle. Our office is near the Southwest
Detention Center, and we assist people from all across Riverside County,
including Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Wildomar, Winchester, Lake Elsinore,
Perris, Banning, Hemet and Corona.
If you need to speak with a juvenile law attorney, please know that you
are free to
contact us for a free consultation.