3 kids busted for throwing object off overpass


Three juveniles were recently arrested Friday, April 10 and charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident when two tractor-trailers were struck by an object thrown from an overpass.

The New Jersey State Police said that on March 26, at 10:47 p.m., troopers responded to an accident on the northbound New Jersey Turnpike near mile marker 4.9 in Carneys Point, Salem County. A statement from the troopers said that when officers arrived, they discovered two tractor-trailers were struck by an object thrown from the Penns Grove Auburn Road overpass. The object shattered the windshields of the tractor-trailers, resulting in an injury to one of drivers. The victim sustained injuries to his face and eyes and was transported to a local area hospital.

Troopers charged a 17-year-old male from Elmer, New Jersey, a 16-year-old male from Penns Grove, New Jersey, and a 16-year-old male from Pittsgrove, New Jersey for allegedly throwing an object off an overpass that injured the driver.