SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KRON) — A younger driver who recklessly made a U-turn to flee from a San Mateo County Sheriff’s DUI checkpoint on Cinco de Mayo was discovered Thursday, deputies stated.
Wild video recorded by a witness confirmed an SUV filled with youngsters rushing away from deputies by driving the wrong-way on El Camino Actual in San Carlos.
Deputies tracked down the SUV and decided that the motive force was a 16-year-old Newark woman who doesn’t have her driver’s license but, in line with Sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Hallworth.
The Cinco de Mayo getaway occurred at 10:30 p.m. when a Honda Pilot SUV was confronted by a DUI checkpoint. The witness stated the SUV driver gave the impression to be drunk.
The witness’ cellphone video confirmed youngsters within the SUV rapidly switched drivers. A lady with lengthy blonde hair climbed up from the backseat to takeover the wheel.
Deputies yelled on the driver to show the engine off.
The woman “reversed the car off the street right into a drainage ditch and fled the checkpoint by driving the fallacious manner on El Camino Actual in direction of different oncoming automobiles. Deputies on scene tried to cease the car; nevertheless, the car fled,” Hallworth wrote.
The teenagers escaped from the DUI checkpoint they usually not discovered that night.
Deputies discovered the SUV on Thursday morning in Newark. The car had sustained damages in line with the wild U-turn incident.
Deputies talked the 16-year-old woman — and her mother and father.
“The juvenile admitted to driving the car throughout the Might fifth incident,” Hallworth wrote.
The woman is dealing with costs together with reckless driving, hit-and-run, and resisting a peace officer. Her identify was not launched as a result of she is a minor.