Sherman Police said one person was arrested and another injured Tuesday after two vehicles crashed into local businesses in separate incidents.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said officers first responded to the 1700 block of Loy Lake Road at approximately 4:20 a.m. after receiving a report that a pickup had struck the Southern Maid Donuts building. Mullen said officers arrived on scene and found the vehicle and damaged structure, but the driver had fled on foot. Officers located the suspect a short distance away in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue and took him into custody.
“Evidence gathered on scene tied him back to the vehicle,” Mullen said. “He was ultimately found to be intoxicated and was placed under arrest for DWI, hit and run and possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.”
It was unclear whether anyone was inside the business at the time of the crash, but Mullen said no injuries were reported. Mullen said officers also determined the crashed truck was previously reported stolen and the incident remains under investigation.
Several hours later, dispatchers fielded their second report of a vehicle colliding with a building. Mullen said officers responded to a State Farm Insurance office, located in the 2200 block of North Heritage Parkway, where they located a maroon passenger car with two occupants.
“They pulled into the parking lot and as they were getting into a space, and basically jumped the curb and drove into the building,” Mullen said.
One person inside the building sustained minor injuries, but was not transported for treatment, Mullen said. The Sherman Police sergeant said impairment was not considered to be a factor in the crash, but it wasn’t immediately clear Tueday whether the driver would be cited.
Drew Smith is the crime and emergency reporter for the Herald Democrat. Contact him at email@example.com or on Twitter @DrewSmithHD.