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Man charged with OVI after crashing into Springfield tire shop

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 6:54 AM
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Springfield auto shop destroyed

UPDATED @ 2:20 p.m.:

A 52-yea-old Springfield man is facing multiple charges after crashing a pickup truck into a tire shop Monday morning.

Scott Lucas is facing OVI, failure to control and failure to stop after an accident.

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He will be arraigned on the charges Tuesday morning.

Lucas was released from the hospital this morning.

INITIAL REPORT:

A local tire shop suffered substantial damage after a pickup truck crashed into it in a suspected OVI crash early Monday morning, authorities said. 

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According to Springfield police, the driver, who was reportedly under the influence, crashed into Jim’s Tire & Service, located at 1936 Lagonda Avenue, around 1:45 a.m.

An officer came across the crash while patrolling the area.

The male driver, whose name was not released, was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, though his injuries are non-life threatening, police said.

He has not been formally charged in the crash.

Damage estimates were not immediately available, though there is a massive hole where the truck went through. 

It is unclear if the shop will be open for business.