Attorney general: 2 juveniles facing charges for setting fire near Garden State Parkway
Two juveniles are facing several charges related to a fire they allegedly started near the Garden State Parkway that backed up traffic for hours.
The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General says that the two minors allegedly set a fire in a drainage pipe running under Exit 91. They are also charged with allegedly burglarizing a nearby building that is owned by the Turnpike Authority.
They were charged with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, interference with transportation and defiant trespassing - and were released pending a future court date.
Officials say that the damage to the highway will cost $3.5 million in repairs.