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Two Teens Charged in Rock Throwing Incident that Seriously Injured Driver

Two teen boys are behind bars after allegedly being involved in a rock-throwing incident that seriously injured a driver.

On Saturday, at around 10:30 p.m., William Wehner was driving a vehicle north on Northbend Road (KY 237) near Country Club Lane in Burlington when a large rock came through his windshield.

Wehner, 64, suffered facial injuries, forcing him to seek assistance at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Though injured, he was able to pull his car over to the side of the road.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office said that the situation involving Wehner was the second reported incident of rock-throwing in that area that night.

Deputies were unable to locate any suspects.

On Monday, the sheriff's office announced that a 14- and a 15-year old had been arrested.

The boys are students at the Boone County Alternative Center for Education in Florence.

The 14-year old is charged with first degree assault and second degree criminal mischief for allegedly throwing the rock that injured Wehner and damaging Wehner's vehicle.

The 15-year old is charged with first degree complicity to assault for his alleged involvement in the injury and second degree criminal mischief for allegedly throwing the rock in the earlier rock-throwing incident.

Both of them are lodged at the Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Newport.

-Staff report
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