Juvenile Charged in Crash That Badly Injured Passenger

BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2016— A juvenile was arraigned today on charges she flipped a stolen SUV yesterday, critically injuring a teenage passenger, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

A 17-year-old female from Dorchester was arraigned today in Boston Juvenile Court on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, use of a motor vehicle without authority, failure to stop for police, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.  At the request of Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Franklin of the DA’s Juvenile Unit, the defendant was held on $10,000 bail.

Boston Police were approached by an individual in the area of Harold and Harrishof streets who directed them to a Land Rover.  The individual reported to be the owner of that vehicle and informed officers that it had been stolen and an acquaintance was following behind it at that time.

Officers followed behind the vehicle and observed it as it traveled onto Martin Luther King Boulevard and notified another officer who was parked on the same roadway of the possibly stolen vehicle approaching.

The second cruiser pulled onto the roadway in an attempt to block the vehicle’s path and the female driver, later identified as the defendant, began to slow.  At this time officers activated their lights and sirens.

The defendant then drove around the cruiser and failed to stop, prosecutors said.  As she passed, officers were able to check the vehicle’s license plate number and confirm that it had been reported stolen.

The suspect vehicle began to accelerate and failed to maneuver a right turn onto Walnut Street, striking the concrete median and flipping onto its left side.  It slid on its side into several other vehicles stopped at a traffic light.

One juvenile male passenger was able to exit the vehicle.  A second juvenile male passenger was transported to Boston Medical Center with critical injuries but is currently expected to survive.

The defendant was also transported to Boston Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries and was placed under arrest upon her release.

The defendant was represented by Craig Collins.  She returns to court Oct. 4.





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