A 17-year old Hopkinsville juvenile was arrested late last night on wanton endangerment charges.
The local student is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment after he allegedly approached a vehicle at 818 E. 13th Street and demanded the driver move.
When the driver told him he’d do so shortly, the 17-year old allegedly picked up a rock and threw it through the passenger side window. He then allegedly opened the vehicle’s passenger side door and attempted to pull the driver out of the moving vehicle.
The driver, identified as 26-year old William Steel of Hopkinsville, had to slow down at the intersection with Walnut Street and that’s when the juvenile threw two more large rocks through the back window sending glass into the back seat.
Three children, ages 5, 4 and 1, were in the back seat and could have seriously been injured in the incident had the glass gotten on them.
Steel was ultimately able to get away with no injury to him or the children and the juvenile was taken into custody just before 11pm.