Teen badly hurt after crashing stolen police truck
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in San Juan County say a 16-year-old girl who stole a police pickup has been critically injured after crashing the truck.
The sheriff’s office says in a news release that the girl’s mother flagged down a deputy in Farmington Monday evening because her daughter was intoxicated. The deputy found the teen lying in the roadway and put her in the back seat of his pickup.
The deputy was talking to the mother when the teen kicked out the back window and jumped into the driver’s seat. She drove away, eventually crashing into three vehicles and then wrecking the pickup. A witness found her badly injured and holding a sheriff’s shotgun.
The girl was taken to a local hospital and faces auto theft, DWI and other charges.