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Posted: Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:06PM

Joyride Ends with Crash at Salina Stadium

SALINA, Kan.  -  A teenager faces multiple charges after an early morning crash, damages a popular sports complex.  Several teenagers were arrested for allegedly joyriding at the Dean Evans Stadium in Saline County.

Salina's Parks and Recreation Superintendent says an email he received this morning contained a picture that showed the damage.  A teenager allegedly sped through a parking lot, smashing through a fence and restroom.

Some say the timing couldn't be worse. The city's Grand Slam Tournament, that brings teams from across the state, is this weekend.

Captain Mike Sweeney of the Salina Police Department says the lot is sometimes used as a drag strip.  The teenagers were driving up to 80 miles an hour and the car was likely totaled, but luckily the teens were not injured.

"The results could have significantly changed," said Capt. Sweeney. "The pillars won't give as much as the brick wall. There could have been a fatality or a serious injury."

Police say the driver, 15, is being charged with not having a driver's license, driving at excessive speed and inattentive driving. The other teenagers involved were cited for curfew violation.

The Parks and Recreation Department says the tournament will continue throughout the weekend.

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07/03/2014 10:08PM
Joyride Ends with Crash at Salina Stadium
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