McCracken County teen charged with DUI, vandalizing high school

The McCracken County sheriff’s office is charging a 17  year-old with DUI after his truck ran off the main access road to the McCracken County High School while he and another teen were causing damage the campus yards as well as to the soccer and football practice fields. 

Sunday morning, 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 discovered they had been drinking which contributed to the truck being stuck.

Prior to becoming stuck, the truck had left the roadway several hundred yards up the access road to the school and it appeared that it left the roadway intentionally to cause damage to the maintained yard along the edge of road.  Deputies say the teens intentionally caused damage throughout the campus by driving erratically through the lawn while spinning the tires on the truck. 

It was also discovered 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 they will exceed several thousands of dollars.  The investigation continues and additional 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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