Teens In Dodge Charger With Fake Plates Hit Arizona Trooper

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Teens In Dodge Charger With Fake Plates Hit Arizona Trooper
Teens In Dodge Charger With Fake Plates Hit Arizona Trooper

Sometimes criminals do stupid things, but even knowing this we can’t help but shake our heads and laugh at this case out of Arizona. Two teenagers were driving around in a newer Dodge Charger with fictitious plates when they slammed head-on into the front of an Arizona DPS trooper’s Chevy Tahoe.

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We don’t know if the Mopar muscle car was stolen, but we think it’s likely. What we do know is the vehicle had a fake temporary paper plate which read “Diller” instead of “Dealer.” In other words, either the kids or whomever made the fictitious tag is borderline illiterate. That explains so much.


While we don’t know how these teens crashed into a cop, it’s possible they panicked when they saw the cruiser, were driving distracted, or were intoxicated at the time. Maybe all three apply. The police investigation should make that clear.

The crash happened just after 10 pm on June 27 as the two cars were travelling in opposite directions on Mesquite Circle near College Ave. in Tempe. After the collision, the two teenage suspects, both of whom are apparently underage, were taken into custody. OnScene TV caught them on camera handcuffed while being evaluated medically.

At least one of the teen suspects was transported to a local hospital for medical care. No information on the condition of either one was supplied by authorities.

A DPS sergeant told OnScene TV the investigation into the incident will be handled by Tempe Police. What charges the teens will be facing wasn’t revealed.

We’ve seen temporary paper tags abused many times in the past by criminals. Often, they’re applied to stolen vehicles, including when one person sells a stolen ride to someone else. This is why Texas has outlawed temporary license plates, the first state in the nation to do so. How the Lone Star State is able to pull that off will likely dictate if more state legislatures move forward with similar laws.

Image via OnScene TV/YouTube

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