Doraville, GA. April 28, 2016 – The Post Reports – According to Doraville Police, an Officer was on routine patrol this past weekend and observed a vehicle approaching the stop sign at Tilly Mill Road and Woodwin Road. The vehicle stopped at the stop sign, but the officer noticed that the vehicle’s trunk was open.
Doraville Police say that found riding in the trunk were two girls, ages 15 and 16 years of age. The driver of the vehicle was the 19-year-old sister of one of the girls in the trunk. One trunk rider said of the driver, “it’s my sister. She hardly comes to see us.” To which the officer replied, “so you miss her so much, you ride where you can’t talk to her?”
The driver now has a mandatory court date for Reckless Driving, which could result in the suspension of her license. She was also cited twice for seat belt violations for subjects under 18.
The Doraville Police Department says they take teen driving seriously. “This is just another case as to why we enforce traffic laws and want to educate our young drivers,” adds Doraville PD. “Please have a serious conversation with your teen or less experienced drivers!”
Doraville PD encourages all parents or guardians of teenage drivers to consider implementing the Georgia Office of Highway Safety’s Teen Driver/Parent Agreement. This agreement can be used as a guide and a contract for teens’ rules of the road for safe driving when they are no longer required to have a parent or an adult driver accompanying them.