Police: Caldwell teen arrested after crashing into house
A 14-year-old Caldwell boy faces a variety of charges after the car he was reportedly driving crashed into a house.
The teen, whose name was not released because he is juvenile, is charged with reckless driving, stealing a vehicle, violating curfew, and not having a driver’s license.
According to Lt. Devin Riley of the Caldwell Police Department, about 11:20 pm Wednesday, a red Mazda passenger car with no lights on was seen driving recklessly along Cleveland Blvd.
Officer say they saw the car pull into a WalMart parking lot. But when they tried to stop it, the driver took off – heading west of East Ustick Road at speeds of more than 80 miles and hour, according to police.
The driver apparently failed to negotiate a turn at Montana Avenue and crashed into a house.
Officers say the driver was taken to West Valley Medical Center and later transported to a Boise Hospital for non life threatening injuries.
No one else was injured.
The homeowners were not in the house at the time.
The investigation is continuing.
(photo: courtesy Caldwell Police Department)