Milwaukee Teens Arrested After Rollover in Stolen Car
Four teens are in custody after a Friday night crash in a stolen vehicle, police say. According to reports, all four of the adolescents fled the scene after the accident.
The collision took place on the 4300 block of N. Port Washington Road.
At approximately 11 p.m. on March 27, a Toyota Scion driven by a 17-year-old male and carrying two female passengers, 14 and 15, and a 15-year-old male passenger, struck a Chevrolet Malibu and came to rest on its side along the median wall.
Authorities say the three passengers were taken to Childrens Hospital for treatment of their injuries, while the driver was taken into custody for DWI. The young passengers are expected to face charges of being a passenger in a motor vehicle without the owners consent, while the driver faces a first-offense DWI, operating a vehicle without the owners consent, and reckless driving causing bodily harm.
The passengers charges carry a penalty of confinement up to nine months, while the driver faces penalties of confinement up to four years and six months.
Authorities report that the Scion may have been stolen from the Brookfield restaurant Joses Blue Sombrero, where the driver used to be employed. According to police, the driver may have taken the vehicles keys out of the jacket pocket of another employee.
Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation, according to a nationwide study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Curbing this behavior in teens is a necessary strategy to reduce the number of accidents and potential fatalities the state faces on a daily basis.
Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice handles drunken driving cases for victims and their families. If you or someone you love was injured by a motorist who was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, our auto accident lawyers want to hear from you.
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