Man arrested for drunk driving after crashing into police station

13:01 (GMT+2) Fri, 15 Mar 2019

Police in Pretoria has arrested a man after he rammed his powerful SUV into a gate at his home, after which the vehicle picked up speed and went through his neighbour's premises, eventually landing up crashed into the nearby Lyttelton police station's detective offices.

Police Spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach says it is suspected that he passed out with his foot on the petrol pedal.

She says he drove over the busy Clifton Avenue while miraculously missing all oncoming traffic.

The driver did not sustain any injuries.

Weilbach says the detectives' buildings were badly damaged and dockets had been removed to another safe building.

.The middle-aged man was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and is scheduled to appear in court soon.

- African News Agency (ANA),