Grandfather crashes into Windsor grocery store and dialysis building
A red pickup truck crashed into the HDGH satellite kidney dialysis unit in Windsor, Ont.(Photo courtesy Sharon Antonyk)
Windsor police say a 70-year-old man who had nearly two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system crashed his truck into a grocery store and satellite kidney dialysis unit.
Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital says the dialysis unit is open Friday morning.
It happened around 9 p.m. on Thursday at 300 Tecumseh Road East. Police say the man was going to that location after being called to pick up some of his grandchildren.
Police say the pickup truck reversed out of the Fresh Co. and was driving around the parking lot and struck the dialysis unit.
Officers say the 1991 Red GMC Sierra pickup truck was found embedded in the waiting area of the clinic and the driver was still behind the wheel.
The driver was not hurt and nobody was injured in either building.
Officers say they could detect the moderate odour of an alcoholic beverage coming from
the driver’s breath.
He was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and brought to police headquarters for a breathalyzer test. Police say the test results showed the he had nearly two times
the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
He will be facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle and exceeding the breathalyzer.
Damage is estimated at $7,000 to the truck, $10,000 to the Fresh Co. and $15,000 to the dialysis unit.