04 18 2014

Intoxicated Driver Slams Into Local Business

By Julie Vaughan
Editor
A Grand Saline man is facing charges, including DWI with a child younger than 15, after he ran into a local business with his vehicle while attempting to leave.
Jonathan Ray Davis, 38, was parked in front of the Shell station, at the intersection of State Highway 64 and US Highway 80, last Thursday evening, in a 1997 Dodge Ram pickup.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Charles Turner, said Davis, “was intoxicated, and upon attempting to exit the parking lot, when (he) drove forward into the wall of the business.”
He then backed out of the wall, and in an attempt to flee the scene, Davis crashed into the fuel pumps in the parking lot of the business.
“Davis then fled the area, but was apprehended later by law enforcement after a vehicle pursuit,” Turner said.
Four children, ages 11, 10, 10, and 9, were in the vehicle during the incident.
Two children were in the bed of the pickup, and the other two were in the front seat with the driver.
“It is unknown which seating positions the two children in the front were occupying,” Turner said. “Debris from the wall struck two patrons in the establishment (when Davis drove into the business).”
According to Turner’s report, the Wills Point Police Department advised that both patrons had been transported prior to their arrival, and the extent of their injuries was unknown.
Davis, along with the children, were transported to Cozby Germany Hospital in Grand Saline by EMS.
The crash is still being investigated, and other charges may be pending.

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