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Officers Pull Over Suspected DUI Driver, Find Teen Behind the Wheel of Stolen SUV

When East Precinct patrol officers spotted a Chevy Suburban weaving its way down Madison Street on Capitol Hill early Monday, officers expected to find an intoxicated driver behind the wheel.

Instead, when police pulled the car over near 15th Avenue and Madison Street, they found a 16-year-old in the drivers seat of the SUV, which had been reported stolen.

The 16-year-old driver, who claimed some “random guy” had given her the vehicle, was arrested and booked into the Youth Services Center on a stolen property charge.

A teenage passenger, who told police she’d never seen her friend driving the car before, was taken to the Spruce Street Secure Crisis Residential Center