Barrington Police: teen throws soda can at cruiser

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Barrington police charged a pair of local teenagers last Saturday night, Nov. 17, after one of the boys allegedly threw a can of soda at a police cruiser.

At about 10:30 p.m., a caller told police that people in a vehicle were throwing objects at other cars. An officer spotted the vehicle on New Meadow Road near Hampden Meadows Schools.

While passing the vehicle, however, the cruiser was reportedly struck by a soda can. The can reportedly hit the cruiser’s side view mirror with enough force to knock it off the vehicle.

Police stopped the vehicle and its driver, Bradley A. Starr, 18, of 4 Carriage Trail. Police reportedly found an open can of beer inside the vehicle. Mr. Starr allegedly said he had smoked marijuana earlier in the evening and also admitted to consuming two beers.

Police charged Mr. Starr with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test and presence of an alcoholic beverage while operating or riding in a motor vehicle.

A passenger in Mr. Starr’s vehicle, meanwhile, was identified as a 16-year-old Barrington boy. That teen allegedly admitted to throwing the soda can at the police cruiser. Officers charged the teen with throwing objects at police/fire persons/vehicle, vandalism or malicious injury to property and disorderly conduct.

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