A teen from Dorchester was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail after allegedly flipping the stolen SUV she was driving on Warren Street at Townsend yesterday, sending another teen to the hospital with critical injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, police looking for a Land Rover reported stolen from the area of Harold and Harrishof streets shortly before 2 p.m. spotted the vehicle on Martin Luther King Boulevard and pulled a cruiser into the street to try to box it in. The Land Rover slowed at first, but:
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.
In addition to the driver and the critically injured teen, a third teen emerged from the vehicle.
The teen, not named because of her age, was charged with 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, the DA's office reports.
She was arrested after she was herself treated at Boston Medical Center for minor injuries, the DA's office says.