Oklahoma Senate bill that would make it a potential felony to throw
something off an overpass or bridge is headed to the governor.
written by Sen. Daisy Lawler, D-Comanche, unanimously passed both
legislative chambers. The bill would in some cases require a penalty
of up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for throwing objects
proposed the law because of a June 2001 attack on Cindi Broaddus,
Duncan, OK, who suffered burns on her arms and face when a gallon
jar of sulfuric acid crashed through the windshield of a car in
which she was riding.
bill would make the crime a felony if whatever is thrown causes
injury or property damage, The Oklahoman reported. Throwing
something off that doesn’t cause an injury or property damage would
be a misdemeanor.
one has been arrested in Broaddus’ case.
told the newspaper she and a friend were headed to Will Rogers World
Airport in Oklahoma City when the acid was dropped from an overpass
on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike at 3:30 a.m. June 5, 2001.
was severely burned and has had more than a dozen operations since