Early on Friday morning, a teenager who was driving while intoxicated struck two police cars with her car. The suspect, according to Salt Lake City Police (SLCPD), is a 17-year-old adolescent girl. Around 1:00 a.m., according to police, the collision took place as cops were parked close to 751 South 300 East.
The juvenile driver allegedly crashed her car into a patrol car that was parked in front of it as police responded to a different incident while the patrol car was in motion. The parked patrol cars, according to the authorities, were equipped with emergency lights at the time. The adolescent was treated on the spot for minor injuries received in the crash. There were no other recorded injuries.
Authorities are still looking into the incident. The young driver was detained on suspicion of impaired driving. According to SLCPD, this accident should serve as a lesson to never drink and drive and to always be alert for emergency vehicles. According to Utah law, when there are emergency vehicles nearby with their emergency lights on, drivers must move over and slow down.
According to Salt Lake Police, a 17-year-old female driver of a Toyota Corolla drove into the rear of one of the patrol cars as they were standing outside of them, pushing her into another vehicle. The first vehicle’s back end was severely damaged. The bumper of the second patrol car was all that was harmed.
The teenager, who was not engaged in the initial altercation that police were investigating, was given minor first aid on the spot. In order to look into the accident and arrest the girl for a DUI, the Utah Highway Patrol was contacted.