14-year-old's joyride ends arrest
A 14-year-old Stamford driver was charged March 18 after hitting another car and driving away, police said.
The female was driving her grandfather's 2002 Acura on Old Stamford Road in New Canaan at about 6 p.m. when she rear-ended a 2012 Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light waiting to turn left on the Merritt Parkway's northbound ramp, according to the report. After the accident, the girl drove around the vehicle and made a left on the parkway's southbound ramp, police said.
The victim, a 30-year-old Stratford woman, followed the Acura and was able to get the license plate number, according to the report. The woman then went to New Canaan police headquarters to report the incident. Police said the victim described the suspect as a blond woman with blond streaks in her hair.
Police searched the license number and found that the car was registered in Stamford, police said. Upon contacting the suspect's grandfather, who is also her guardian and spoke only Spanish, the two came to the New Canaan police station, according to the report.
The teenager was issued a juvenile summons for evading responsibility in a motor vehicle accident with injury, following too close and driving without a license. She will appear in juvenile court in Stamford.
The victim's car had relatively minor damage, but she was taken to the hospital for a neck and back pain, police said.