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Rock Hill cop sees teens put soap in fountain, driver speeds away at 95 MPH, police say

Soap can make a fountain brim with suds, as in this case in Bluffton.
Soap can make a fountain brim with suds, as in this case in Bluffton. Island Packet

A juvenile was charged with reckless driving after allegedly speeding at 95 MPH after an alert police officer saw two juveniles putting soap in a Rock Hill fountain, police reports show.

The names of the juveniles from the Sunday morning incident who told police they put the soap in the fountain “because they thought it was funny” were not released.

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lt. Tony Breeden of the Rock Hill Police Department witnessed the teens putting four jugs of soap into the fountain on the south side of the intersection of Galleria Boulevard and Dave Lyle Boulevard, an incident report shows. Breeden followed the teens as the driver drove off at speeds reaching 95 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone, the report states. Breeden was able to detain the people in the car when it stopped at the intersection of Waterford Park and Red River Road.

The driver was cited for reckless driving and taken to jail, police said. The second juvenile told officers that the two were in town for a wedding and saw bubbles in the fountain on the north side of the intersection, so decided to put soap in the south side.

A vandalism investigation remains ongoing.

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