First it was a hit and run. Then it was something else.
Barrington police responded to an alleged hit-and-run accident on Christine Drive at about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, but eventually ended up ticketing a local teenage boy for driving without a license.
Police said the boy first told them his parents’ car — a black Mercedes — was parked in the driveway when a red Chevy Avalanche struck it and then fled from the scene. The local boy said the car headed north on Sowams Road; he added that he was unable to see the license plate number.
A short while after sharing this information, the boy changed his story. The boy, who was home alone while his parents were on vacation in Florida, said he was driving his mother’s car — he said he was giving a friend a ride home — when he struck a tree.
He was not injured, but he was ticketed.