Police: 15-Year-Olds in Hampton ‘Joy-Ride’ Crash Were Under The Influence
Two 15-year-olds arrested following a crash in Hampton last Friday were allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Hampton police.
Officers observed the car traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 1 in Hampton on Friday, police said. When officers later caught up with the car minutes later it had crashed and rolled over on Drakeside Road, according to Det. Sgt. Steve Champey.
There were no injuries stemming from the incident, per police, although both teens were transported to the hospital for precautionary reasons. The driver of the vehicle refused a breathalyzer test but "there were signs of impairment based on the officers' observations," Champey told Seacoast Current.
"We know there were two juveniles, one being the passenger," Champey said. "Obviously a 15-year-old doesn't have a license, so we have an individual without a license who took a car he wasn't supposed to be driving. I believe it was more or less a couple of 15-year-olds out for a joy ride. It appeared to be a combination of alcohol and/or drugs and possibly the road conditions, which were icy that night.
"That and driving inexperience led to the 15-year-old going off the road."
A limited amount of information was available due to the incident involving only juveniles. Although charges have yet to be filed, both arrests appeared in the Hampton police log this week and listed charges that will be reviewed, Champey said.