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Boys charged with throwing rocks on freeway


No one injured on I-205 incident

Two teenage boys have been arrested for throwing rocks onto cars on I-205 from a freeway overpass early Sunday.

Although two vehicle windshields were struck, no one was injured.

The boys, both 17, were charged with three counts of Reckless Endangerment and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and released to their parents. Their names were not released because of their ages.

According to police, at 12:48 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, North Precinct officers were flagged down at Northeast Ainsworth Circle and Airport Way by two men who reported that someone threw rocks onto their vehicles on I-205.

The victims explained to the police that they were driving northbound on I-205 when someone threw rocks from the Killingsworth overpass, striking their windshields. Both the 1982 Chevy pick-up, occupied by two, and the 2000 Honda 4-door, occupied by one, suffered windshield damage. Nobody in either vehicle was injured, however.

Officers checked the area near the overpass and located two 17-year-old males on the railroad tracks and took them into custody without incident.