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Girl, 10, Goes for Drive, Hits Other Cars

 
 
Reyn
 
Reply Sun 21 May, 2006 09:52 am
Yet another under-age driver, but with a twist this time. What were those 2 other kids doing in the car unattended without someone watching?

Girl, 10, Goes for Drive, Hits Other Cars

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 10-year-old girl who drove off with her guardian's sport utility vehicle with a toddler and a 5-year-old on board crashed the vehicle into several cars, authorities said.

The girl sideswiped several cars during her 15-minute drive Thursday night and reached speeds up to 50 mph, said Ted Roy, spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

"She was so little she had to go down and hit the gas and pop her head back up to see where she was going," Roy said.

The girl had grabbed her guardian's keys and walked out of her house without telling the guardian she was leaving, authorities said.

Dispatchers received calls about an SUV driving recklessly, and sheriff's deputies and highway patrol officers followed the vehicle. The trip ended when the SUV jumped a curb and hit a fire hydrant.

The children suffered minor injuries, Roy said.

Sheriff's deputies charged the girl as a juvenile with kidnapping and false imprisonment and vehicle theft.

The highway patrol charged her with careless driving, not having a driver's license and not using a child restraint.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Sun 21 May, 2006 10:19 am
Well she's just going to grow up from a girl to a woman, which means she got the crashing out of the way early.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jun, 2006 03:05 pm
Re: Girl, 10, Goes for Drive, Hits Other Cars
Reyn wrote:
Yet another under-age driver, but with a twist this time. What were those 2 other kids doing in the car unattended without someone watching?

Girl, 10, Goes for Drive, Hits Other Cars

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 10-year-old girl who drove off with her guardian's sport utility vehicle with a toddler and a 5-year-old on board crashed the vehicle into several cars, authorities said.

The girl sideswiped several cars during her 15-minute drive Thursday night and reached speeds up to 50 mph, said Ted Roy, spokesman for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

"She was so little she had to go down and hit the gas and pop her head back up to see where she was going," Roy said.

The girl had grabbed her guardian's keys and walked out of her house without telling the guardian she was leaving, authorities said.

Dispatchers received calls about an SUV driving recklessly, and sheriff's deputies and highway patrol officers followed the vehicle. The trip ended when the SUV jumped a curb and hit a fire hydrant.

The children suffered minor injuries, Roy said.

Sheriff's deputies charged the girl as a juvenile with kidnapping and false imprisonment and vehicle theft.

The highway patrol charged her with careless driving, not having a driver's license and not using a child restraint.

Maybe they need to start driving lessons sooner in Florida.
David
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