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Two teens arrested for drunken, reckless driving through upscale subdivision

Christopher Hurley (Source: Oldham County Police) Christopher Hurley (Source: Oldham County Police)
Mackey Middleton (Source: Oldham County Police) Mackey Middleton (Source: Oldham County Police)
Lori Elkins Lori Elkins
The car damaged parts of the neighborhood. The car damaged parts of the neighborhood.

GOSHEN, KY (WAVE) – A drunken joyride in a upscale Oldham County subdivision landed two teens behind bars and facing some very serious charges.

A neighbor said the teens were playing bumper cars with trees, fences and trash cans around  6:30 a.m. on Tuesday. 

"It was very scary," said Lori Elkins, who watched the scene unfold. 

Elkins was leaving her home in the Poplar Woods to head to work. "When I left I noticed that there was a lot of muddy tire tracks in our yard, but also the silk fencing across from our driveway was gone," said Elkins. 

When Elkins got to the end of her street, she saw a maroon Dodge Charger with tinted windows just sitting in the middle of her neighbor's yard.

"Clearly I think they had been there all night," said Elkins. 

She alerted the homeowner, but then the car took off slowly, but erratically and all over the road, hitting trash cans and whatever else was in the way. 

"When he attempted to run over the tree, he obviously figured out that he couldn't drive over the tree, so he sort of side swiped the tree and took off part of the front fender," said Elkins. 
Elkins said each time they hit something the driver would get out of the car and inspect the damage.

"My husband called the police again and said if you guys don't get out here, somebody is going to get hurt or killed because these guys are just completely out of it," said Elkins. 

About 45 minutes later, not far from the subdivision, Oldham County Police were able to stop the car and arrest the two 19-year-olds, Christopher Hurley and Mackey Middleton. 

Elkins said she's glad no one was hurt, "They were so intoxicated that they could have hit me, they could have hit kids out here, they could have hit the newspaper guy delivering the newspaper."

The teens both face multiple charges including wanton endangerment, alcohol intoxication, criminal mischief, reckless driving and possession of an open alcohol beverage container. 

They were booked into the Oldham County Jail, but have since bonded out. 

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