UPDATE: Driver Sentenced for Crashing into Bank

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 4/26/13 @ 11:35 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man will spend a year on home confinement for the major damage he caused to a bank after he crashed into it.

Andrew Brown, of Chesapeake, crashed into Community Trust Bank at the corner of 10th Street and 3rd Avenue in Huntington in November 2011.

Earlier this year, he pleaded guilty to second offense DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Brown was in court Friday in Huntington for his sentencing.

"I know I made a mistake. I really have learned my lesson. I haven't been drinking on the road, anything like that. I am working now, trying to get this figured out. You won't see me again," Brown said in court.

Judge Al Ferguson sentenced Brown to 12 months of home confinement, and gave him credit for time served.

UPDATE 11/30/11 @ 11 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Open for business as long as you use the drive-thru.

That is what a bank in Huntington is dealing with after a man crashed his pickup into the building early Wednesday morning.

The truck slammed into the front portion of the Community Trust Bank at the corner of 10th Street and 3rd Avenue, just after midnight, causing considerable damage.

Police arrested the driver, Andrew Brown, 24, of Chesapeake, Ohio, at the scene. He is charged with misdemeanor DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Before crashing into the bank, police say he hit a parked vehicle about a block from the bank.

According to the police report, Brown failed a field sobriety test. They said his blood alcohol level was .242.

A passenger in the truck was hurt and taken to a local hospital.

A bank spokesperson says customers need to use the drive-thru until repairs are made. If it is absolutely necessary for a customer to come inside they will let them in through the back door.

ORIGINAL STORY 11/30/11 @ 12:42 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are investigating an accident where a pickup truck crashed into a bank building in downtown Huntington.

It happened just after midnight Wednesday in the 900-block of 3rd Avenue.

The pickup truck crashed into the front portion of the Community Trust Bank.

Police tell WSAZ.com the man driving the truck was intoxicated. He was arrested at the scene.

A woman inside the truck was transported to the hospital.

Investigators believe the pair was fleeing the scene of another crash near Sharky's Pub in Huntington.

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