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 Nicolai Cocis, 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.