Florida Girl age 11, Arrested in Alabama on DUI Charge

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - An 11-year-old Florida girl is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she led police in this Alabama beach resort on a high-speed chase.

Authorities say the chase took place Tuesday night and was caught on a dash camera in a police cruiser.

The chase started at about 10:30 pm. near the Florida line.

It ended just inside the Gulf Shores, Alabama city limits, when the girl crashed and rolled the Chevy Monte Carlo she was driving.

Police say the car sideswiped another vehicle during the chase, which reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Investigators say the girl was treated and released from a hospital.

The girl -- from Perdido Key in Florida -- was vacationing in the area with family members who owned the car. Her name was not released because of her age.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by joe Location: Ozark, AL on Jul 9, 2007 at 05:07 PM
    hold the girl responsible, what is it going to teach her if you hold the parents responsible? Someday this girl will need to know the difference between right and wrong. what an opportune time to start learning.
  • by Dani Location: Decatur, IL on Jul 7, 2007 at 09:16 PM
    What business does an 11 year old have driving or drinking.
  • by Tom Location: Eloy, AZ. on Jul 6, 2007 at 06:23 PM
    Where were the parents of this 11 year old? Drunk, I suspect! The law must hold them responsible, not only for the conduct of their daughter but all damages caused by her actions.
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