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Franklin man arrested for lobbing snowballs at cars

March 5, 2013

Franklin - A local man found out the hard way that highballs and snowballs just don't mix after he was arrested Feb. 28.

According to the Franklin police reports:

At 2:48 a.m., police dispatch received a report of a vehicle in the ditch along Ryan Road at St. Martins Road. The caller also stated she saw two men walking eastbound toward 76th Street throwing snowballs at vehicles.

Dispatch received a second call minutes later from a woman who stated that two men jumped out at her as she drove past them on 76th Street.

While officers were on their way to the area, dispatchers received a third call from a man who reported that two men threw snowballs at his vehicle. When the caller stopped to confront them, one of the men became belligerent and broke the mirror off his truck.

Police soon found the men and took them into custody. The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old Franklin man, was arrested for second-offense drunken driving and criminal damage to property. His blood-alcohol content was 0.14.

The second man was questioned, warned and released.

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