16-year-old girl charged with DUI, vehicular assault, in Spokane Valley crash

16-year-old girl charged with DUI, vehicular assault, in Spokane Valley crash

A 16-year-old girl was charged for DUI and vehicular assault in a Spokane Valley crash last night that put one person in the hospital.

According to a report by the Sheriff’s Office, the girl was driving north on Dick Rd. with multiple passengers when her car collided with a man’s as it traveled westbound through the intersection.

The girl was estimated to have been going 40 to 50 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour speed zone when she struck the other car.

When deputies got to the scene, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the girl’s car, the report said. She admitted to smoking two hours prior and explained that she had been speeding because they were late to pick up a friend.

The girl was transported to the hospital, along with another passenger who suffered from a broken bone and concussion.

The girl was later booked into the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for DUI and vehicular assault.

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