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Teen pinned under car in DUI accident

Two teenagers were involved in a car accident that left one of them pinned under a car and the other charged with DUI. The accident happened on June 24 near Seattle, on Mercer Island. The girl who was pinned reportedly suffered only minor injuries.

According to police, two 16-year-olds were in a car in a driveway when the driver began to back the car out. The car started to go over an embankment, prompting the girl who was a passenger to get out of the car to check to see how far off the road it had gone. While she was outside of the vehicle, it began to slide, and she was pinned underneath it.

Police and the fire department were called to the scene and arrived around 1 a.m. They found the car off the roadway and at an angle with the girl pinned underneath. It took about two hours for rescue workers and crew to lift the car enough to allow the girl to get out. Police stated that she likely had only minor injuries. She was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. The driver was charged with drunk driving and was also taken to the hospital.

All U.S. states have a legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent for drivers at or over the age of 21. But for those under 21, most states allow only a trace amount of alcohol in the body and some states have zero tolerance laws that make it illegal for a minor to drive with any alcohol in his or her system. A DUI can result in the loss of driving privileges, fines and possibly jail time, making it advisable for people of any age who are facing these charges to have legal assistance.

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