Yorktown Teen Crashes Vehicle, Charged with Speeding, Possession of Weapon

The 18-year-old driver was traveling at 82 mph in a 40-mph zone, police said. After he crashed his car, police said they found inside a switchblade knife and a prescription pill.

An 18-year-old Yorktown teen is facing a number of charges after speeding and crashing his vehicle into a guard rail in Carmel, police said. 

Police saw the teen's vehicle traveling northbound on Route 6N at a high rate of speed – approximately 82 mph in a 40-mph zone on March 10 at about 9:20 p.m.

When the police officer attempted to pull over the vehicle over, it sped off on Stillwater Road and then onto Baldwin Place Road passing a vehicle on the left, police said.

The 18-year-old driver then lost control of his vehicle on Baldwin Place Road and crashed into a guard rail. The teen was ordered out of his vehicle and placed under arrest.

During a vehicle search, police found a switchblade knife and a prescription pill.

He was charged with reckless driving, fourth-degree possession of weapon, seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and six additional vehicle and traffic violations.

The teen was released to his parents’ custody and was scheduled to appear in Carmel Town Court on April 8. 

Editor's Note: The information was provided by the Carmel Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. 


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