Update: Teen Ticketed After Joy-Ride & Crash

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

Lincoln police ticketed a 14-year-old they say was joy-riding and hit a porch, then fled.

Just after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning, Lincoln Police were called to the 1400 block of N. 24th Street after several reports of a car hitting a house.

Sergeant Tom Ward said when officers arrived, they found a Suzuki SUV against the front porch, but no one inside.

A witness who did not want to be identified said she heard the crash and came outside to see someone wearing all black leave the area. She then called 911.

Police say the 14-year-old son of the owner of the car took the vehicle without permission. They say his 14-year-old friend was driving when he lost control and hit the house. Police say the boy was not able to navigate the turn.

Both teens fled the scene, but were later found and returned to their parents.

No one in the house was hurt. The 14-year-old driver was ticketed.

Estimates on repairs to the porch are expected to be in excess of $10,000.

Damage to the SUV is $5,000.


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