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15-year-old girl flees police, wrecks in Raleigh

Posted March 17, 2010

— A 15-year-old girl led State Capitol Police on a chase early Wednesday and crashed a Jeep into a tree, a retaining wall and then a utility pole on Boylan Avenue, authorities said.

The girl's name was not released since she is a juvenile, according to Raleigh police. She survived the crash.

A Capitol police officer tried to stop the Jeep on Peace Street around 1 a.m. in reference to a possible domestic situation, but the girl drove off, police said. No other information was released.

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  • leo-nc Mar 17, 2010

    "It seems that there is more interest in the what-n'-why with the police than the perp"---

    Always is around here in golo land.

  • AARRGGH Mar 17, 2010

    HANS--Think with your brain next time, BEFORE you speak. What the heck was she doind out that late and only 15 anyway? That is what you should be wondering!!!!!!

  • Justin T. Mar 17, 2010

    what a non-story

  • determined2win Mar 17, 2010

    Seems that Danica Patrick Jr. would have STOPPED for the police if she was trying to escape a bad home situation... post her name; adult crime, adult time...

  • I stand corrected Mar 17, 2010


    Mom2two you are almost correct but not totally correct. NC State Capitol Police does have law enforcement jurisdiction any where within the city of Raleigh, NC.

    NC G.S.143B-509.1 State Capitol Police Division – powers and duties

    (d) Jurisdiction of Officers. – Each special police officer of the State Capitol Police
    shall have the same power of arrest as the police officers of the City of Raleigh. Such authority may be exercised within the same territorial jurisdiction as exercised by the police officers of the City of Raleigh, and in addition thereto the authority of a deputy sheriff may be exercised on property owned, leased, or maintained by the State located in the County of Wake.

  • mpheels Mar 17, 2010

    Hans, you're right, it's completely legitimate for a teenage girl (or any women driving alone) to take pause before pulling over for a police officer at 1am. The appropriate response is to turn on one's caution lights and drive slowly to a well-lighted, public place like a 24 hour gas stations. Of course, that isn't going to happen when the driver is underage and without a license.

  • Hans Mar 17, 2010

    Hans, in the famous words of john mcenroe "you can not be serious!!!"

    Why not?

  • wdweveryyear Mar 17, 2010

    Hans, in the famous words of john mcenroe "you can not be serious!!!"

  • wildcat Mar 17, 2010

    it has received 14 votes.

    Correction: 16 votes. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Mom2two Mar 17, 2010

    So which is it? State Capital Police or Raleigh Police? Raleigh's patch says Capital City Police, but they aren't State Capitol Police, which has no general jurisdiction on the streets and highways of Raleigh, except as it relates to state government property. Perhaps State Capital called for assistance from Raleigh Police? Or maybe, some rookie reporter doesn't know what he is talking about.