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Durham joyride ends in wreck, power outage

Posted February 24

— A 15-year-old girl is accused of leading deputies on a chase Thursday night in Durham which ended in a serious wreck on Infinity Road and a damaged power pole.

According to the Durham County Sheriff's Office, a deputy tried to pull the teenager over because the deputy thought the driver was impaired. She wouldn't stop and crashed the car.

The teenager got out of the vehicle and ran before deputies arrested her.

The driver appeared uninjured when she got out of the car, according to neighbors.

Neighbors also said that power near the crash scene was out for around an hour and a half Thursday and three hours during repairs on Friday.

"It sounded like a bomb went off," said neighbor Shelby Clapp. "You should have seen that car. There wasn't anything on it that wasn't bend. One tire was missing."

Highway Patrol has not released information about who is investigating the crash and if the driver will face charges.

"It was just terrifying," said neighbor Joanna Kinney. "To begin with, I'm on oxygen adn the power went out. So that was a big thing. And I have a big tank, so I was able to breathe."

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 24, 2017
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    Not sure IF the driver will face charges?!? Maybe we need a new section of laws for these minors committing adult crimes of vast stupidity, with the possibility of major impact on the public. Smh