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Rocks Thrown at Vehicles on U.S. 1

Posted August 2, 2007 12:31 p.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2007 10:26 p.m. EDT

— Chatham County authorities are investigating a report of rocks being thrown at vehicles on U.S. Highway 1 near the Wake-Chatham county line.

Stanley Rimmer told authorities that he was southbound on U.S. 1 early Thursday and saw some large rocks in the road. As he tried to drive around the rocks, a football-sized rock crashed through his windshield, he told authorities.

Rimmer wasn't injured in the incident, authorities said.

Chatham County sheriff's deputies said this was not the first time someone has dropped rocks from the Pea Ridge Road overpass.

Nearly three weeks ago, a Marston woman told authorities a rock fell through her windshield. She was not hurt.

In both cases, it was too dark for drivers to spot anyone on the overpass.

Deputies said the person or persons responsible could be charged with felony assault with intent to kill.