October 27, 2020

Driver slams vehicle into building in DC and flees

A driver crashed a vehicle into a building in Northeast D.C. then fled the scene Monday morning, D.C. Fire and EMS officials said.

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The car slammed into a vacant retail space on 6th and H Street around 10 a.m., officials said.

When D.C. Fire and EMS crews arrived at the scene of the incident, they said the driver left the scene. There were no injuries reported due to the incident.

No evacuations were needed at the scene. It appeared that the incident just involved the vehicle into the building.

Fire crews requested a collapse unit and a Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) inspector to the scene to assess any structural damage.

D.C. Fire Cave-in Task Force crews evaluated the structure and said there was structural damage but there is no further threat of collapse.

At this time, information on the driver has

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Suspected DUI driver flees with officer hanging onto vehicle: police

York City police were trying to arrest a man for driving under the influence Thursday night when he took off with an officer hanging onto the driver’s side door, police said in charging documents.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, police pulled over 27-year-old Tyler J. Sipe, of York, around 11:17 p.m. near Kings Mill Road and Lafayette Street because he didn’t have his headlights on.

The officer soon discovered Sipe’s license was suspended for driving under the influence, the affidavit said. Police said this was Sipe’s third time driving with a suspended license.

Police told Sipe he was under arrest and opened the driver’s side door to take him into custody when he started to drive away, according to the affidavit. The officer was forced to hold onto the inside of the driver’s door for a short distance until it was safe to let go, the affidavit said.

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