Sacto 9-1-1
March 25, 2008
14-year-old accused of assaulting officers

From David Richie and Stan Oklobdzija:

Two teenagers ran afoul of Citrus Heights police Wednesday evening after spiking their spring break with vodka and cough syrup, officers say.

The concoction sounds like one of the many variations referred to on the Internet as "purple drank" or "sizzurp." It is also called "lean," possibly because that's what people do when they drink it - just before they fall down. It might also be called "lethal." It is suspected as a contributing factor in the deaths of several hip hop artists.

Police say that when they arrived at the home near San Juan Park, one of the boys, age 14, flew into a rage. The boy tried to kick one officer and spit at two other officers.

An arrest summary released Monday alleges that the boy continued to spit at police officers and hospital staff members after being transported by paramedics to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael.

He was subsequently transported to juvenile hall and booked on suspicion of battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct.

The other boy was cooperative during the whole encounter. He was released to his parents after being treated at the hospital.

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