The Mercury News reports that two teen girls have been arrested in connection to a DUI hit-and-run incident in Ukiah over the weekend.
The Ukiah Police Department said in a press release that dispatchers received a call of a hit-and-run collision at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 12.
Police officers responded to the crash scene in the 100 block of Wyatt Drive involving an SUV crashing into a parked vehicle. The force of the impact sent the parked car into the garage of a residence. Two young girls were seen fleeing the scene on foot.
Residents of the neighborhood followed the two teens and informed police of the location, allowing police to set up a perimeter. The residents continued their pursuit of the girls until they began hiding in bushes and jumping over fences.
During the pursuit, the two girls found a residence with an open garage side door and attempted to hide in the garage until the homeowner discovered them. Police apprehended the girls while detectives continued to investigate the incident.
Officers determined that the 13-year-old driver had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. She was placed under arrest and taken to juvenile detention on the charges of DUI, being a minor with a blood-alcohol level greater than .05 percent, being a minor transporting alcohol, hit-and-run, and trespassing in an occupied dwelling,
The 15-year-old girl also faces the charge of trespassing in an occupied dwelling. She was turned over to the custody of a parent.
The Ukiah Police Department said that thanks to the assistance of the California Highway Patrol and the public, the incident was quickly resolved.