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Teen arrested for vehicular assault after early morning rollover

capturePIERCE COUNTY — A teenage girl was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after a car she was riding in rolled over near Puyallup, Washington State Patrol said.

Officers said that shortly after 3 a.m., a vehicle traveling northbound on River Road East and approaching 50th Avenue East lost control, veered off the roadway and rolled over.

There were five females inside the car, 15 to 17 years old. All of the passengers were wearing seat belts, and troopers believe that saved the girls’ lives.

Sgt. Ray Schierhoff said that the 17-year-old driver had been drinking and one of the passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officers believe the girls were coming from the Tacoma waterfront when the accident happened.

The driver has been taken into custody for investigation of vehicular assault.

5 comments

  • guest

    Five girls age 15-17 out drinking at 3am on a school night?!?! Where are their parents? They should be charged with something! Neglect? Contributing to the delinquency of a minor?

    • guest

      Exactly! The whole it takes a village thing is crap if you make a child you are responsible until they are of age! If not don't have them! As far as the girls at that age if you aren't smart enough to not get into a car with a driver that has been drinking or take the keys and find a sober driver to get home I feel sorry for you because life is hard, especially for the "DUMB ONES"!

  • guest

    Just because they are young doesn't mean the parent know shit about it wake up, ever heard of a sleepover?? older friends there girls they can find a way to get alcohol. idiot

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how long this 17 year old has had her license. Wonder if she broke any of the following laws

    From http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/teens.html#i… :

    Intermediate license laws for teen drivers

    If you’re under 18, you’ll be issued an intermediate driver license and must follow these laws:

    Driving with Passengers
    First 6 months: No passengers under 20 years old, except for immediate family members (spouse, child, stepchild, or siblings, both by birth and marriage).
    Next 6 months: No more than 3 passengers under 20 years old who aren’t members of your immediate family.
    Nighttime driving
    For the first 12 months, you can’t drive between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless you’re with a licensed driver 25 years or older. The only exceptions are driving for agricultural purposes and transporting farm products or supplies under the direction of a farmer as described in RCW 46.20.070.
    No cell phones
    You aren’t permitted to use wireless devices while driving, even with a hands-free device. This includes talking on cell phones and sending or receiving text messages. You may only use a wireless device to report an emergency.

    These restrictions won’t apply after you turn 18 years old.

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