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Driver charged with OVI after crashing into building

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Paul T. Henry, 50, of 325 S. Miami St., Quincy, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to control after he reportedly crashed his vehicle into a building early Saturday morning.

Deputies responded about 1:40 a.m. to the Hi-Grade Oil Company, at the corner of Carlisle and Jefferson streets in Quincy. Witnesses reported that a box truck had struck the building and then left the scene.

The driver reportedly had lost control of the box truck on Carlisle Street, and then struck the building, causing damage to an overhead garage door and to the outside block wall.

Inside the building, deputies also observed that a vehicle parked in a garage bay had been damaged and there reportedly were cinder blocks scattered throughout the building.

Shortly thereafter, witnesses reported seeing the box truck parked along Miami Street in the village, and the truck had cinder blocks on top of it.

Deputies talked with the registered owner, Mr. Henry, at his home. He indicated that he had crashed the truck into the building after having mechanic issues with the vehicle. He said he did not report the incident because he was intoxicated.

The defendant was administered field sobriety tests and transported to the Logan County Jail, where he refused to take a blood alcohol content test.

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