Teen accused of fleeing 2 crashes in National City


NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — Police believe a 17-year-old was driving under the influence when he fled two separate crashes in National City.

Police say the 17-year-old first took off after he was involved in a crash with minor injuries. Video from the scene shows two cars were damaged, one of them severely.

The teen then crashed into a garage in the 1000 block of East 16th Street, according to police.

A woman who lives at the home said she and her baby were in the backyard sitting by the pool when they heard a series of loud noises.

“It just sounded like a bunch of bangs over and over. We saw and felt the whole wall move,” she said.

The teen’s SUV ended up on top of her husband’s car inside their garage.

Police say the teen took off on foot after that crash but was caught by officers.

He was arrested on suspicion of DUI. We are working to learn if he’s facing other charges.

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