Tossing objects off a bridge or overpass may soon be a felony

Thursday, March 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would make it a felony to toss objects that cause injury or property damage from overpasses and bridges.

The Cindi Broaddus Act was inspired by the sister-in-law of television psychologist Doctor Phil McGraw.

Broaddus suffered injuries when a jar of sulfuric acid crashed through her windshield nearly two years ago.

The acid was dropped from an overpass on the H-E Bailey Turnpike.

Broaddus suffered severe burns and has had 13 operations since the incident. A friend, Jim Maxwell, was also injured.

Under the bill, the maximum penalty for the offense would be 10 years in prison and up to 10-thousand dollars in fines.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration.