PD: 15-Year-Old Drives Sibling to School w/Parent's Permission

Arrest information provided by the Milford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.


A 15-year-old Milford juvenile and the child's parent were arrested after the juvenile was accused of driving a sibling to Live Oaks Schools.

After allegedly dropping off the child, a school administrator tried to speak with the juvenile, who left in the vehicle in a reckless manner, according to Milford Police.

It was later found that Nicole Perrelli, age 39 of 433 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, had allegedly allowed the juvenile to drive her vehicle to school, claiming she was not feeling.

Nicole Perrelli was charged with risk of injury. She was released on a promise to appear in court on February 22nd, 2013.

The juvenile, age 15 of Milford, was charged with risk of injury, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license. The juvenile was released on juvenile summons.

The department of children and families was notified of the incident.

Questions about this police report can be forwarded to ryan.sartor@patch.com.

Joesph Parks February 25, 2013 at 01:38 PM
The Milford PD are quick to arrest her but they still have not arrested the driver of the truck that struck and killed those parents two weeks ago.
Nicole February 25, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Two completely different scenarios. How can you even compare them?!
Katie February 25, 2013 at 04:57 PM
You can't compare the two situations. In last week's accident (as horrific and tragic as it was) the driver was not the only one at fault adn I do believe he is partially to blame. There was NO REASON that ANYONE should have been out walking on Route 1 much as less any roads until the plow drivers were able to do their jobs - and do them properly. I won't even let my kids walk down the street still because the homeowners have not shoveled their sidewalks. One bad decision is all it takes to have your lives completely and utterly destroyed. Such a horrible tragedy that could have been avoided....
Concerned Parent February 25, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Katie,,,sorry...you are completely wrong...A driver is responsible to be in control of their vehicle at ALL times. I find it discerning that you would be so quick to allow someone who caused the dealt of 2 PEDESTRIANS to be unaccountable for their actions.
CtLynn5 February 25, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Agreed. In one scenario two people were killed.
mvl February 25, 2013 at 07:27 PM
"It was later found that Nicole Perrelli, age 39 of 433 Pond Point Avenue, Milford, had allegedly allowed the juvenile to drive her vehicle to school, claiming she was not feeling." Did you mean not feeling WELL?
Katie February 25, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Ed...I am not saying he was not at fault...not at all. What I am saying is that he is not 100% at fault and should not sit in a jail cell for the next 10 years because of a tragic accident that might have been prevented if ALL parties had used used caution and common sense.
Juan Black February 25, 2013 at 07:45 PM
I heard she works for the city, maybe the mayors office or public works office
JE February 25, 2013 at 08:12 PM
What this boils down to is whether the driver did anything illegal to cause the accident. The police need to complete their investigation before taking further action. I am not going to speculate here, but I did hear the driver may have done an illegal maneuver. As far as the mom of the 15 year old - She admitted allowing him to get behind the wheel. That's pretty black and white.
JE February 25, 2013 at 08:12 PM
And what bearing would this have on anything?
Concerned Parent February 25, 2013 at 08:25 PM
I agree he should not sit in a jail for 10 years, but it is 100% his fault. it's ridiculous to blame a pedestrian, even partially, who is "walking" for someone hitting him/her with a vehicle.
CtLynn5 February 25, 2013 at 08:46 PM
JE - I hope the police are going to review the driver's phone records to be sure he was not texting when the accident occurred. If he was, I believe the accident would have been preventable and the driver would deserve jail time.
LAM February 25, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Why no mention on the Patch of Genevieve Salvatore's indictment on fraud charges last week? She ran for mayor on the Democratic ticket. Would this not merit reporting, considering this is the MILFORD Patch?
LAM February 25, 2013 at 09:04 PM
So to get this straight, She felt ill, so in her mind it was alright to put the lives of other people at risk? And yet, I'll bet her family and friends will defend her.
Larissa Watt February 25, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Ed, do you know the details of the incident? Maybe his car skidded. The roads were slippery. Accidents that aren't the drivers fault happen all the time.. I cannot imagine the guilt the driver will carry throughout his life..It's just horrible all around..
C.S. February 25, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Man do you people (most of you anyhow) really like to argue and wander off point. How about we let the police do their job? None of us know what went on with that awfully sad incident, and arguing it on here helps nobody. Oh, and Ed pedestrians are most certainly responsible for their actions, otherwise there would be not such thing as "J" walking.
David Chesler February 25, 2013 at 09:48 PM
That's basic Driver's Ed, even if the pedestrian is in the wrong, you're not allowed to hit him. On a day when the sidewalks were covered with 3 feet of snow, any driver should have expected (and probably had already seen) pedestrians in the road.
David Chesler February 25, 2013 at 09:52 PM
How much at risk did she put other people? Clearly driving without a license is malum prohibitum, but I've just seen for myself what a lifetime of video driving games, and a bunch of hours behind the wheel (on private property, with a different adult, in another state) can do for a young driver. I can already see the next 39 hours of parentally-supervised "instruction" are going to be largely a waste of time.
JE February 25, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Exactly ctlynn5. Police need to do a thorough investigation before bringing charges. Must have all their ducks in a row to be sure the charges will stick. The articles I saw said the police were looking for witnesses to the accident. They are obviously trying to put all the pieces together. In this case (this article) apparently the mom admitted letting the 15 year old drive. Thus an immediate arrest.
LAM February 25, 2013 at 10:28 PM
@Mr. Chesler: You actually think a 15 year old should be allowed to operate a car around children? The mother is an irresponsible dolt. And if you READ the article you would have seen the 15 year old left in a RECKLESS manner when confronted by a school official, or maybe he wanted to show off his "need for speed" video skills? But thanks for the laugh, it had been a dreary day until I read your comedic post.
David Chesler February 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I think some 15-year-olds know how to drive. That this kid was under-aged and unlicensed is not sufficient to conclude that it was more risky than allowing an 18-year-old to drive. (Unlicensed doesn't mean can't drive -- it can mean "Got caught with a joint" or [hopefully not in this case] "behind on child support payments.") I'd want to know more what was reckless about the manner in which he drove off before I believe it's not just a tack-on once the school official saw the kid was under-aged.
Joesph Parks February 26, 2013 at 11:07 AM
This incident is still being blown out way out of proportion to the point, again, the Milford PD are arresting the mother who was sick and in the hospital. The girl who drove the car most likely got scared when the teacher/principal tried to approach her and she drove off. Can not blame her. Yet like I stated the man who struck those innocent people is still out free. I only pointed this out in my original post because it shows the inconsistency of the Milford PD.
David Chesler February 26, 2013 at 01:19 PM
[Like] Lapse in judgement, violation of laws, but trying to do the right thing getting the younger sibling to school. I'm sure the 15-year-old knew how to drive, and I'm sure the mother knew it.


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