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Man accused of driving while under influence of cocaine crashes into new police headquarters


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (CIRCA) — A man accused of driving under the influence of drugs crashed his vehicle into a new police headquarters in the suburbs of Chicago while driving at a speed of 104 miles per hour, Fox 32 Chicago reported.

The Nov. 11 incident was caught on surveillance video and released by the Arlington Heights Police Department, according to the local station.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the driver, 44-year-old Sam Kerlin, was taken to a hospital where he admitted to investigators that he had taken cocaine and prescription drugs.

The department had yet to move into the $28 million headquarters when Kerlin crashed into the front entrance, but had planned to later this month, the local paper reported.

On Nov. 16, Kerlin was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, reckless driving and additional charges, according to a police report sent to the Chicago Tribune.

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