Car slams into Delaware landmark, driver faces DUI

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March 11, 2014 2:30:28 PM PDT
Police say a man was driving under the influence when he crashed into a landmark building in Newport, Delaware.

The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Justice Street near Augustine Street.

Police say 33-year-old Charles Ray, was behind the wheel of a vehicle when he lost control and ran across several lawns. Ray then crashed into the Old Newport Town Hall building.

Officials say Ray, who was driving with a suspended license, faces charges for DUI and speeding.

The force of the crash left a gaping hole in the structure. Damage is estimated at about $50,000.