IRVINE (AP) — Members of a Kentucky student marching band were forced to run to safety when a man allegedly drove over a football field while the musicians were practicing.
Irvine police allege William Caudill, 52, was drunk when he drove his Chevy Tahoe from the parking lot of an Estill County school onto the football field behind it Monday night, news outlets reported.
Caudill's vehicle came to a stop “just feet before the area that the percussion section was practicing,” Det. Sam Hensley wrote in an arrest citation obtained by The Lexington Herald-Leader.
The newspaper reported that Hensley said there was “a strong odor of alcohol" near the suspect.
Officers administered a breath test, which showed alcohol in Caudill's system, according to the agency. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and 15 counts of wanton endangerment, court records showed.
He was jailed on a $10,000 bond and set to be arraigned Nov. 25. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment for him.