An alleged drunken driver crashed his vehicle into a Pretoria police station

An alleged drunken driver crashed his vehicle into a Pretoria police station

- A Pretoria man was arrested for drinking and driving after he crashed his Discovery SUV into a Pretoria police station

- The man drove home in a drunken state and passed out behind the wheel before he crashed through the gate at his home

- The SUV went through his own entry gates at his home, then through his neighbour's yard before it collided with the detective offices at a Pretoria police station

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Pretoria police arrested the man on Friday after he rammed his Discovery SUV through the entry gate at his home, which rammed through his neighbour's yard due the speed of the vehicle, which eventually crashed into the Lyttelton police station's detective offices.

According to IOL, Captain Colette Weilbach said the Lyttelton Manor resident crashed his vehicle at his home on Langebrink Road behind the Lyttelton police station around 5.15pm on Thursday.

"It is suspected that the driver has passed out with his foot still on the petrol pedal," said Weilbach.

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Weilbach added that the vehicle picked up momentum and crashed into his wall into his neighbour's yard and through his neighbour's wall at the back.

"He drove over the busy Clifton Avenue while miraculously missing all oncoming traffic. He then crashed through the police station’s fence and right into some detective offices."

Weilbach said luckily no one was in the detective offices at the time and no one was injured.

Strangely, even the driver did not suffer any injuries. But the detective office building was badly damaged and dockets had to be removed to another building. The power box was also damaged leaving some of the offices without electricity.

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The middle-aged man who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol is expected to appear in court soon.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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