Reno, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- A 15-year-old Reno teenager was arrested for DUI and several other charges after rolling his vehicle on US 395 near Parr Rd. this morning.
At 6:20 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover accident on US 395 near Parr Rd. When Troopers arrived on scene, they learned that a 15-year-old male teenager from Reno had been driving a 2005 red Ford Focus 4-door sedan, southbound on the highway, just south of the Parr Blvd. on-ramp area, where he allowed his vehicle to drift off the right roadway edge. The vehicle struck a drainage culvert prior to rolling over several times before coming to a rest on its wheels approx. 40 feet west of the highway. No lanes were blocked or closed as a result of the crash.
According to NHP Troopers, the male teenager displayed several signs of intoxication at the scene and failed a preliminary breath test before being transported to Renown by REMSA. The teenager was treated and released for minor injuries and was placed under arrest. He was taken to the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center in Reno and booked for DUI-first offense, minor in consumption of alcohol, failure to maintain a travel lane, no valid driver's license and no proof of insurance
Troopers say the juvenile was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash which helped aid in the reduction of injuries. Due to the fact he is facing criminal charges and is under the age of 18, the Department of Public Safety-Media Policy prohibits the release of his name.