Friday, May 31, 2013

Police: Drunk Teen Driver Crashes Into Glass Window At St. Luke's Hospital E.R. (VIDEO)

Posted By on Fri, May 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

click to enlarge Yahontas Moore. - CHESTERFIELD POLICE
  • Chesterfield Police
  • Yahontas Moore.

An intoxicated teenage girl smashed her car into a parked car and a garage wall, and then backed straight into a glass window at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield early this morning, police say.

Miraculously, it appears that no one was hurt in the series of collisions, though the hospital's emergency room seems to have suffered some pretty bad damage -- including a shattered glass wall.

"From what I understand...she backed up right into the emergency room," Chesterfield police captain Steve Lewis tells Daily RFT.

The driver, Yahontas Moore, seventeen, has been arrested and charged.

Lewis tells us that Moore, who lives at 3600 Cabanne Drive in St. Louis, is facing a municipal charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

He says that he has no other details to offer at this time about the incident.

But news reports from the scene early this morning show that the driver caused significant damage.

click to enlarge Hospital damage early this morning. - VIA KSDK
  • via KSDK
  • Hospital damage early this morning.

The Post-Dispatch says that three people were in the car when it pulled up to the emergency room at South Woods Mill Road at around 3 a.m. One of the occupants was reportedly sick and needed medical treatment.

The patient and the person who owned the car were in the emergency room when Moore allegedly went outside to move the vehicle. When she got in, the paper reports, she drove about 50 feet and hit a wall of a parking garage and a parked car.

When she put the car in reverse, she then drove backward about 50 feet and smashed through a large ten-foot section of glass near the hospital's triage area, police say.

Here's what the damage looked like early this morning, courtesy of KSDK (Channel 5).

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