Tampa Teen’s Hit-and-Run Incident Ends in Swimming Pool
What better way to cool off this summer than to end a hit-and-run with a quick dip in the pool? That’s what one Tampa resident thought anyway after his reckless driving ended with a splash. But who else is crazy enough to drive a car straight into a pool? Who else but a teenager!
According to The South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch, Tampa police report that the 17-year-old boy faces several charges after his hit-and-run incident ended with an impromptu pool party in a neighbor’s swimming pool.
The incident occurred Wednesday evening after the boy struck an occupied vehicle and then fled from the scene. Police report that he lost control of the vehicle, crashed through a privacy fence, and finally ended up in the splash zone of a backyard pool near North Otis Avenue.
Luckily, the teen was a better swimmer than he was a driver, and he was able to escape the submerged vehicle uninjured. Though he could escape the pool, he couldn’t escape the police. He was charged with two counts of reckless driving and was then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center for booking.
The police had to call in a team of divers to remove the car. All together, the estimated damage totals $30,000. That’s a lot of lawns this kid is going to have to mow over the summer. Guess he should have “car-pooled” instead.
News Source: The South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch