A teen was arrested after police said he took his mother's SUV and then crashed it three times on a wild journey through Torrington
One person was transported to the hospital following a rollover crash in Torrington.
Police said the teen driver hit his neighbor's home on Margerie Street as he was getting out of the driveway. The teen also knocked a sign down on Brightwood Avenue, police said.
Then, police said the teen made it down to Main Street after tearing down some bushes. He blasted into Walgreens parking lot near Main and North Elm Streets while turning over two cars in the process.
“The big SUV ran into the parked smaller car, and I guess, sent it flying,” eyewitness Jazzmany Alvarez said.
Police didn't have to venture far to investigate, they're stationed right across the street from the Walgreens.
According to police, the unlicensed teen's joyride went up in flames. After hitting the two vehicles in the Walgreens parking lot, eyewitnesses said both caught fire.
“They said speed was a factor, but sometimes, it depends on what you hit and if he came at it at a certain angle,” Torrington Police Lt. Linas Venclauskas said. “There's a lot factors that could come in to play there.”
The teen's mother didn't know her son took the SUV and reported it as stolen. The motive for the theft is still unclear, but the damage was very evident.
“I'm just happy that no one was hurt and just cars got damaged,” eyewitness Jason Hurbon said.
The teen was taken to Charlotte Hungerford with minor injuries. He was arrested as soon as he was discharged.
Troops said they are still investigating the crash.
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