A teenage girl was arrested on drunken driving charges in Redwood City early Sunday morning after the car she was reportedly driving crashed into a retaining wall, injuring five others inside the car, police said.
Police responded to a 911 call about 1:41 a.m. at Jefferson Avenue and Ruby Street regarding a single vehicle collision. Arriving officers saw that a vehicle had crashed into a retaining wall at that intersection. During the course of their investigation, police determined that the vehicle had been occupied by eight juveniles.
One of the male occupants was taken to the hospital and treated and released for nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. Four other passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The injured passengers included an 18-year-old Redwood City man, two 17-year-old girls, also of Redwood City, a 17-year-old boy from Redwood City and a 17-year-old boy from San Carlos, police said.
The driver, a 17-year-old Redwood City girl, showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, police said. Officers also saw that several bottles of alcohol were located inside the vehicle and around the crash scene.
The driver was arrested for felony drunken driving causing injury charges and booked into the Hillcrest juvenile center.
Anyone with further information on this accident is encouraged to call Redwood City police at (650) 780-7100.