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Resident Helps Catch Hit and Run Driver

This report was derived from information from the Irvington Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

An Irvington resident came into police headquarters on Jan. 21 at 9:55 p.m. to report a hit and run. The resident said he observed a new looking Ford Mustang reverse and hit another car that was parked on the opposite side of the road on Main Street. The resident was able to give a partial license plate number.

A car that fit the description was pulled over in Irvington the next day. The 16-year-old driver of the 2013 Ford Mustang allegedly admitted to hitting the car on Jan. 21 and leaving the scene.

He was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to stay within the double yellow line, both are traffic violations.

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James Redmam January 28, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Nice, a 16 year old driving a mustang, getting into accident and leaving the scene of an accident? The police should have arrested this punk. It's not the kids fault he's driving a Mustang at 16, it's the parents fault. Today's parents are inept in raising children. Putting a fast car into the hands of a 16 year old is like giving them a loaded gun to play with. An automobile is dangerous, and this child driving this automobile is a danger to every driver in Westchester. This child should NOT be driving and should have his license revoked. The police were too lenient in this case. edited
Wejustaintagonnapaynotolls January 28, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Pretty sure you can have a low speed collision in even a $500 special... just saying I think this guy, JR needs a job, he has too much free time to comment on far too many different patches' articles...
James Redmam January 28, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Ideally, we wouldn't want children driving around sports car, since children make horrible decisons such as racing, uncontrolled speeding, or leaving the scene of a accident. In this case, the blame lies completely with the parents. While we would all like the police to straighten him up, that's not their job. The police do an honorable job and we should thank them. The blame here lies with the parents, allowing childrend to drive sports cars, putting every driver in dager. It shows horrible judgement. Have you heard of a smart phone and a tablet? You know you get e-mail updates. It doesn't exactly take hours to type a couple of sentences. edit
Rose Sawyer January 28, 2013 at 09:04 PM
I am in complete agreement with James Redmam. These little boys, and that's exactly what they are, simply can not handle the responsibility that 4000 + pounds of fast steel brings. They are for the most part the spoiled kids who seem to be full of material things - but starved for other more important ones. I won't go into a dissertation here about what I think is wrong with many but certainly not ALL teens today, but clearly the facts say it all.

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