Teen faces felony charges in 'Nerf wars' crash that injured 2 people


A teenager faces felony charges following a New Hope crash officials say was brought on by a game of "Nerf wars."

He's 17 years old, so his name isn't being released at this time, but WCCO says he faces two counts of criminal vehicular operation in connection with that crash.

The incident happened the evening of May 16 and injured two people.

Police tell FOX 9 that the Armstrong High School student was going 40 miles per hour down 46th Avenue, chasing another car with students playing, then went through a stop sign and hit a different vehicle.

One victim lost consciousness and the other couldn't move, the Star Tribune reports. They were both taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening..

Dangers of ‘Nerf Wars’

"Nerf wars" is a game played with Nerf guns. People rack up points by shooting each other with the rubber bullets.

So the game in and of itself isn’t bad. It’s when people take the game into motorized vehicles where things can get dangerous or even deadly.

Last year, two Lakeville teenagers who’d been playing the game died in a car crash.

The students involved in that crash did not face charges.

The attorney said charges weren’t filed in that case everyone involved voluntarily participated. The attorney also added that there wasn't any proof of speeding or careless driving in that particular case.

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