A Marin County teen was arrested early Sunday morning in Kentfield for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, a California Highway Patrol officer said. A 16-year-old girl from Ross was asked to slow down at around 1:10 a.m. for emergency vehicles and workers at the scene of an earlier collision on westbound Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at La Cuesta Drive, Officer Chris Rardin said. The teen was driving west on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in a large SUV and did not slow down when a CHP officer attempted to get her attention with a flashlight and when he yelled at her to slow down. She passed the officer, entered the intersection on a red light and then came to a stop in the middle of the intersection, Rardin said.
The officer was then able to stop the girl, who was driving past 11 p.m., which is prohibited with the teen provisional license she received in February. She showed signs of possibly being under the influence of marijuana and failed to perform field sobriety tests. Several glass smoking pipes and marijuana residue were also allegedly found in her SUV, he said. The teen was then arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. The SUV was towed, cited and released to her guardians, Rardin said. She was also arrested for suspicion of driving in violation of teen provisional license restrictions and possessing smoking paraphernalia as a person under 18 years old.
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