Buckeye Police arrested a teenager after an alleged marijuana buy turned into an injury-causing car wreck.
“Buckeye police detectives arrested a 16-year-old male in connection with a car crash Feb. 21, in the 200 block of 5th Avenue West in Buckeye,” said Donna Rossi, a police spokeswoman.
She said detectives learned that the driver, 16, had two 18-year-old and one 17-year old passenger. “Information indicates some of the occupants arranged to meet a subject to buy marijuana. Witnesses say when the subject approached the car, someone grabbed the marijuana baggie. The 16-year-old selling the marijuana was on the car as it drove away and crashed, causing him to be thrown from the hood suffering severe injuries,” Rossi said.
She said police arrested the driver three days later. He was booked into the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Facility facing charges of aggravated assault.
Due to his age, police did not release the name of the driver.