Underage driver causes crash in St. Augustine

Published On: Feb 01 2013 09:29:25 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 02 2013 07:47:41 AM EST

VIDEO:  Police say they arrested the driver behind the wheel: who turned out to be a juvenile -- an illegal driver who they say took a car for spin and slammed it into another and a chain-link fence.


An underage driver was arrested Friday afternoon after the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Ford Street and Butler Avenue in St. Augustine.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a 1998 Toyota Corolla was driving northbound on Ford Street while the 63-year-old driver of a 2002 Kia Spectra was driving westbound on Butler Avenue. FHP said the driver of the Toyota ran a stop sign at the intersection and was struck by the Kia.

The FHP report said the driver of the Toyota ran by foot from the scene. The report noted that the vehicle had been stolen.

The report said the 63-year-old driver of the Kia received no injuries as a result of the crash.

Neighbors in the area said they saw the accident and told Channel 4 they didn't know too many details.

"I'm just trying to figure out what's going on," said Latrivia Chambers. "I know there's too much information going around the neighborhood. I know it's the crowd of people they're (the juveniles) hanging around."

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, there were two juveniles in the Toyota at the time of the crash. One of those juveniles was arrested Friday afternoon for violation of home detention.

The SJCSO is not releasing the names of the juveniles in the vehicle. They are also not releasing the name of the juvenile who was arrested.


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