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Two boys arrested for throwing rocks from overpass

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WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) -

Two boys were arrested in Woodburn on Wednesday for allegedly throwing rocks at cars on Interstate 5 from an overpass.

One vehicle was struck in the front windshield and was damaged. No one was injured.

Megan Salsbury-Thayer says she was traveling with her husband on I-5 when she noticed the boys standing on the Butteville Road overpass.

Salsbury-Thayer says as they approached the overpass, she watched as one of the boys threw the rock off the overpass. Before she knew it, she says the rock slammed into their windshield.

"You don't know what kids will do nowadays or young adults with a large population you kind of watch because you never what's going to happen. I was glad I was looking up there and saw what they did," said Salsbury-Thayer.

The rock didn't penetrate the glass, but Salsbury-Thayer believes that if they had been going a little faster or if the rock was a little bigger it would have broken through the windshield and hurt her husband.

"It hit the bottom corner of the driver's side, so it would have either hit the dash and hit him in the face or it would have gone straight through and into the side of his stomach," said Salsbury-Thayer.

She was able to give police a description of the boy and after searching the area, police found two 12-year-old boys who matched the suspect description. They were arrested, charged with criminal mischief and released to their parents.

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