A person is in police custody in Illinois after safety footage confirmed a automobile crashing into a brand new police station in Arlington Heights on Nov. 11.
The video exhibits the automobile heading for the station earlier than skidding sideways, leaving the roadway and flipping into the constructing.
Based on police, Sam O. Kerlin, 44, was taken to hospital following the crash however was launched this previous Friday and brought into custody.
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Police say he faces a number of prices, together with dashing greater than 35 miles per hour (48 km/h) over the velocity restrict, reckless driving, driving below the affect of medicine and improper lane use.
Kerlin had been allegedly driving at a excessive velocity of 104 mph (167 km/h) based on the black field recovered from the automobile.
Whereas at hospital, Kerlin additionally instructed police that he had taken cocaine and different pharmaceuticals previous to the crash, the Every day Herald reviews.
Following the crash, the constructing was inspected by a structural engineer who deemed there was no structural harm. There’ll, nevertheless, be delays in when the police division can transfer into the brand new constructing, one thing that was presupposed to occur this fall.
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The inside wall of the foyer the place the automobile hit the constructing has already been repaired, deputy police chief Nick Pecora instructed the Herald, and exterior lights have been reinstalled this previous Thursday.
Kerlin was later launched on bond and is scheduled to seem in courtroom on Jan. 7.
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