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CHP officials to make major announcement about projectile investigation

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John Palminteri / KEYT

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. (KION) - Officials are expected to make a major announcement Thursday regarding the investigation into projectiles hitting cars across the Central Coast.

Since February 2019, the California Highway Patrol Monterey Area office has investigated 69 reported incidents of projectiles striking vehicles traveling upon SR-156 and US-101 in the Prunedale area, as well as on SR-156 in San Benito County. 

In all, five people have suffered minor injuries from broken glass.  Officials say as result of the task force’s "exhaustive efforts," the CHP has made a major breakthrough in their investigation.

There is currently a person booked into the Monterey County Jail charged with possession of a silencer, throwing an object or substance at a vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm. Law enforcement agencies are not able to confirm that the person is connected to the projectile investigation.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office and the CHP said more information will be released at a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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