Driver charged with false informing after Jasper crash

A teen was charged with false informing and driving without a license after she was involved in a crash in Jasper Monday.

The sixteen-year-old from Bloomfield, was eastbound on 14th Street in a 2004 Toyota Corolla at about 5:30 p.m. approaching the intersection with Main Street. The teen told police she stopped at the intersection and then proceeded through when she didn’t see any other vehicles entering the intersection.

As she drove into the intersection, the Toyota she was driving was struck by a northbound 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Debbie Chasteen, 23, of Leopold St., Jasper. The Chevrolet truck struck the front passenger side of the Toyota.

Officers said that when they were arriving, Chasteen fainted while she was exiting the truck, falling on the ground. She was treated at the scene for pain in her neck and then transported to Memorial Hospital. The teen was not treated for injuries, police said.

According to police, at first the teen told them she had been the passenger in the Toyota, but she eventually admitted to being the driver. She also told police she had a driver’s license but police determined she did not have one, police said.

Police said the teen admitted to it after they determined she had not been licensed.

She was charged with a B Misdemeanor false informing, C Misdemeanor operator never licensed and cited for failing to yield.

The Toyota was towed to Bloomfield by Luegers. Chasteen’s truck was able to be driven from the scene.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Lueger tow truck responded to the scene.

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