Deputies located the backhoe in a field, about 100 yards from where it was originally parked, and were able to follow three sets of footprints in the freshly fallen snow from the backhoe to the backdoor of 5116 Jerome Drive in Godfrey.The kids failed breathalyzer tests and were charged with unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor and criminal trespass to a motor vehicle.
Deputies contacted the homeowners, who said their son and two of his friends had been outside having a snowball fight.
The deputies interviewed the three teens, who admitted taking the backhoe.
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