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UPDATE: Faison Rec Center Repairs Could Take Weeks After Teen Drove Van Into Gym

It could take weeks to make repairs to the Faison Rec Center after a teen drove a minivan into the building damaging the kitchen

Faison Mayor Elmer Flake says the town is waiting on an insurance adjuster. One contractor we spoke with says work would take 2-3 weeks. A basketball league starts in 2 weeks, and they'll likely loose some money with the kitchen being closed during that time.

Troopers say Monday night, a 14-year -old boy ran a stop sign at Park and College Roads while driving his mom's minivan. The boy was not hurt but charges are pending. Damage is estimated to be about 20 thousand dollars.

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State troopers will consult with the district attorney over what charges a 14-year-old should face after they say he drove a van into a community gym.

It happened Monday night at the Faison Recreation and Wellness Center in Duplin County.

The Highway Patrol says the teen used his mom's van to drive into the gym. The 14-year-old boy is okay, but there's an estimated $20,000 damage to the building.

The crash happened around 5:15 p.m., and luckily no one was at the center at the time. The town says the van ended up in the facility's kitchen, leaving a big hole. The facility remains open while workers are now repairing the damage.

Troopers say the youth missed a stop sign, and then ran into the building. They say the teen managed to drive off, and the van was found at a nearby trailer park.


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