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M.L. women receives 15 months for throwing rocks off the Division St overpass onto the 90 Freeway

- Moses Lake, WA

A Moses Lake women is receiving 15 months from the Grant County Superior court for throwing rocks off the Division St overpass onto the 90 freeway in Moses Lake.

Christine L. Bechyne, 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon in connection to April arrest. Her other charge of a second-degree malicious mischief was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Bechyne was arrested near the tip of the peninsula on April 9 after multiple call ins of a woman on the Peninsula Dr. overpass throwing rocks at passing vehicles on the 90 freeway, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Back in April of 2019, Washington State Troopers found the two windshields broken out of the passenger side in a car and a semi-truck. Both of the drivers told WSP they noticed a woman walking away from the Peninsula Dr overpass.

MLPD found and arrested Bechyne near West Lakeshore Drive and was then taken into custody. The driver of the semi truck told WSP that if it wasn't for his sunglasses he would of lost his vision as small fragments of glass hit the inside cabin and the driver's mouth and face.

According to state records, Bechyne was ordered to undergo treatment, which included an order authorizing the administration of involuntary medication. She was found competent following her treatment at Eastern State Hospital.

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