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Teenager threatens with Magic Marker

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A hostage situation ended peacefully Sunday afternoon when a teenager held at Douglas County Juvenile Hall used a Magic Marker as a weapon because he was disgruntled about being locked up.

The call came in at 3:40 p.m. when a male inmate threatened another because he was “stir-crazy” after being detained for a few months, Sgt. Mick Doan said.

The staff went through the protocol, calling the authorities who brought in the SWAT team. The entrance to the facilities at Kahle Drive and Highway 50 was blocked off. No one was hurt and counselors talked to the teen.

In Alpine County, a Zephyr Cove man has been charged with felony drunk driving after hitting a car at Picketts Junction on Saturday.

James Andrews, 21, was traveling eastbound at about 6:15 p.m. preparing to make a left turn at the junction when he slammed into a Jaguar, traveling in the westbound lane, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The driver of the Jaguar was not hurt in the crash, but a passenger in Andrews’ Dodge Vista sustained three facial fractures.

The driver, Andrews, was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, said arresting CHP Officer Sherry Reehl.

A drunk-driving accident that causes injuries is automatically a felony crime.

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