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Teen facing a DUI charge after high school grounds damaged


The sheriff's office says a 17-year-old McCracken County teen is facing a DUI charge after his truck ran off the main access road to the McCracken County High School.

That's while he and another teen were causing damage the campus yards and the soccer and football practice fields.

According to the sheriff's office, at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, deputies received a call of a truck with the headlights on that was in a ditch at the entrance to the school.

Deputies arrived to find two teens in the truck and learned they had been drinking which contributed to the truck being stuck.

Prior to becoming hit, the truck had left the road several hundred yards up the access road to the school. It appeared the truck left the road intentionally to cause damage to the maintained yard along the edge of road.

An investigation showed that the teens had intentionally caused damage throughout the campus by driving erratically through the lawn while spinning the tires on the truck.

Two stop signs had been damaged, one of which had been pulled from the ground.

The sign post which included the concrete base was located close to where the truck became stuck and the sign itself was located in the bed of the pickup truck.

School representatives are in the process of determining the exact cost to repair the damages, but it is believed repairs will exceed several thousand dollars.

Authorities say the investigation continues and more charges will be filed once the cost of the repairs have been determined and turned over to the sheriff's office.

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