San Mateo County – Authorities have identified a 16-year-old Newark girl as the driver of a sports utility vehicle that drove against oncoming traffic on and off the road on May 5 to avoid the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office DUI checkpoint had gone.
According to the sheriff’s office, the incident took place at 10:30 p.m. between the 700 and 800 blocks of El Camino Real in San Carlos.
The sheriff’s office said a Honda pilot entered the DUI checkpoint, stopped midway and overturned in a drainage ditch off the road. Honda then drove the wrong way on El Camino Real. The people present at the spot tried to stop Honda, but he escaped.
“As Sheriff, my priority has always been the safety of the San Mateo County community. All crimes in this county are thoroughly investigated and have consequences for escaping the way you see in the video.” Sheriff Carlos G. Bolaos pic.twitter.com/77ktIg7oPT
— San Mateo County SO (@SMCSheriff) 13 May 2022
Investigators identified Honda and obtained a seizure warrant. Honda was found on Thursday at a home in Newark and damaged as it was off the road. It was brought from the residence and will be confiscated for 30 days.
Villagers also contacted the girl and her parents. According to the sheriff’s office, he admitted to driving a Honda during the incident.
The sheriff’s office said the case would be sent to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office to review charges, which include resisting and obstructing a peace officer, reckless driving, hit-and-run and other violations of the California Vehicle Code. .