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Two teenagers charged after SUV crash

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Published on April 26, 2011 in The Boston Globe, page B2

Two 14-year-old Cohasset boys are accused of taking a car belonging to one’s parents out early Friday morning for a joy ride that led to a police chase and the totaling of the vehicle in a rollover. They now face a total of seven charges.

The boys, whose identities police did not disclose, took a 2001 Toyota Highlander belonging to the passenger’s parents, Cohasset police said yesterday in a statement.

The driver was operating recklessly before he flipped the SUV several times on Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, police said

Hull police called police in neighboring Cohasset around 2:20 a.m. Friday to report that they were chasing the car near Nantasket Beach.

Hull police then reported they were discontinuing the pursuit because the vehicle was being operated recklessly, Cohasset police said.

Just two minutes later, Cohasset police received a call reporting an accident in their town, just over the line from Hull.

When Cohasset and Hull officers arrived at the scene, they found the passenger sitting on the side of the road, but the driver had fled, police said. The car was totaled.

The passenger was taken to South Shore Hospital and treated for minor injuries, and he will face a charge of using a motor vehicle without authority.

An hour later, K-9 officers from the Scituate police and State Police tracked down the driver at his home, where he was found suffering from minor injuries, police said. The driver’s parents refused medical treatment on his behalf.

The driver faces charges of driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident after causing personal injury, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, using a motor vehicle without authority, speeding, and failure to drive in marked lanes.


Written by jdunccc

April 26, 2011 at 9:30 am

Posted in The Boston Globe

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