There have been reports of vehicles damaged by thrown objects on a major Midlands interstate.
The Columbia Police Department is investigating several incidents of vehicles being damaged on Interstate-126.
The incidents occurred during the 7 p.m. hour Tuesday at Exit 106, the Colonial Life Boulevard exit, according to the police.
Police said it is possible that the “unknown blunt object” was thrown from the overpass and are trying to make that determination as part of their investigation.
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No injuries were reported, but four vehicles were damaged after the suspect/suspects threw the object, according to the police.
In one incident, a 2008 Chevy Impala (front bumper/hood), 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer (windshield) and 2015 Nissan Altima (windshield, rear passenger door) were damaged, police said.
Other incidents where vehicles were reported damaged involved a 2001 Nissan X-Terra (windshield) and a 2018 BMW (front bumper).
If found guilty of causing obstructions in the highway, the suspect/suspects face a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $100 fine.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or click or tap here for the link.
SC Code of Laws
SECTION 57-7-210 Obstructions in highways.
“It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct ditches and drainage openings along any highway, to place obstructions upon any such highway or to throw or place on any such highway any objects likely to cut or otherwise injure vehicles using them. A violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment for not more than thirty days.”
SOURCE: Columbia Police Department