'Huffing' Teens Crash Van Into Will Rogers Casino

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:58 pm
By: News On 6


ROGERS COUNTY -- Two teenage girls were arrested Wednesday after crashing a van into the Will Rogers Casino near Claremore, the Rogers County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies said the girls, both 15, had been huffing compressed air.

It happened about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies said the girls waited inside a 2002 Ford minivan while one of the girl's mother went inside.

According to the sheriff's office, one of the girls got out of the van and went inside, while the other circled the parking lot.

The driver told deputies that in addition to huffing compressed air, she had taken prescription pills, but "didn't know what the pills would do to her."

Deputies said the van hit three curbs, a security vehicle, and went more than 100 feet before crashing into the casino.

The driver told deputies she blacked out and didn't remember the crash. She was arrested on drug complaints, destruction of property, and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

The other girl was taken into custody on drug complaints and obstruction charges after deputies say she tried to hide the can of compressed air from investigators.

No one was injured in the crash.