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Man in custody after crashing into Roy building, trying to get into another car

Nov 25, 2022, 8:55 PM
(Roy City Police Department)...
(Roy City Police Department)
(Roy City Police Department)

ROY, Utah — A man was taken into custody Friday after crashing into the back of a car, then into a building in Roy, before attempting to get into another car.

It happened in the area of 5700 South and 1900 West.

According to a Facebook post from the Roy City Police Department, a vehicle traveling northbound crashed into the back of the car in front of it, then continued forward into the south wall of an unoccupied building on the east side of the road.

“Prior to officers arrival, the suspect left the scene and attempted to get into the passenger’s seat of a vehicle parked in the parking lot of EOS,” the post stated.

(Roy City Police Department) (Roy City Police Department) (Roy City Police Department) (Roy City Police Department)

When officers arrived on scene, they took the suspect into custody. He was then taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said they’re looking into possible impairment as a factor in the crash.

The building sustained significant damage, according to the post, as well as a natural gas leak.

Stuart Hackworth, public information officer for the Roy City Police Department, told KSL the building — which he identified as a karate dojo — does not appear to have any risk of collapsing. He said the fire department will have to determine if the building is structurally sound before they can pull the car out, adding that before the business can reopen, it will have to be inspected and cleared by a building inspector.

Traffic in the area was impacted for a time.

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