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Allegedly intoxicated driver hits building during traffic stop

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 10, 2012 at 6:18 am |
July 10, 2012 8:00 pm

A vehicle ran off the road and into a building as officers tried to pull it over  for reckless driving about 8:30 Monday night, Tacoma police said.

The allegedly intoxicated driver hit a building in the 4300 block of South Pine Street.

A passenger in the vehicle was not wearing a seat belt and hit the windshield, suffering facial injuries. The driver suffered minor injuries from the airbag deploying.

Police arrested the driver for vehicular assault and booked him into jail.

Officers also found a  stolen handgun in the car.

The building was significantly damaged, and was inspected by fire officials before people were allowed to return inside.

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