Teen crashes onto football field, suspected of drunk driving

Posted by: Channel 8 Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 16-year-old is facing several charges after sailing his vehicle onto a sunken Omaha football field and crashing on the 18-yard-line.

Omaha Police Officer Kevin Wiese says the crash happened at Omaha South High School around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.         Police say the teen failed to stop at a T intersection next to the stadium, which is below street level. The vehicle flew over the bleachers and came to rest upside down on the field.

The teen was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after the crash.

The teen is suspected of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. Police say the driver also lacked proof of insurance and had an open alcohol container in the vehicle.