MIAMI - An 11-year-old girl was charged with drunken driving after leading
police on a chase at speeds of up to 100 mph that ended when she flipped the car
in an Alabama beach town.
A video camera in the police car captured the
look of surprise on the officer's face when he approached the wrecked car and
got a look at the motorist.
The Mobile Press-Register newspaper said the patrolman saw the Chevrolet
Monte Carlo speeding and flashed his lights to signal the driver to stop.
Instead, the car sped faster, travelling at up to 100 mph (160 kph) before
sideswiping another vehicle and flipping over in the Gulf Coast town of Orange
Beach, Alabama, on Tuesday night.
The young driver, who lived nearby in Perdido Key, Florida, was treated at a
hospital for scrapes and bruises and released to relatives. Police also charged
her with speeding, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment.
The car belonged to a relative and police were still trying to find out where
she got the alcohol. There was none in the vehicle but her blood alcohol level
was over the limit for adult motorists, police told the