A 14-year-old Manchester girl who took her family's car out for a ride Tuesday night has been charged by Westminster police with three traffic violations.
Westminster police spokesman Cpl. Rick May said the girl was pulling out of a parking space in a lot off Pennsylvania Avenue at about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday when she backed into the front of another car.
"According to what she told the officer when she was caught, she said she noticed that she had hit something, but she didn't care," Corporal May said yesterday.
Although damage to both the unattended car and the car driven by the girl was considered minor, city police charged the 14-year-old with driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle and failure to notify the owner of the unattended vehicle.
Police arrested the girl at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Route 140 shortly before midnight, Corporal May said.
She was released to the custody of her parents.