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Driver strikes Mercy Unlimited, found in flipped vehicle

July 18, 2014

After striking the front window of Mercy Unlimited building downtown Wapakoneta, a driver fled and was later located by officers in a flipped vehicle at the intersection of Willipie Street and Krein Ave., Wapakoneta, at 2:26 a.m. today.

According to the Wapakoneta Police Department report, officers had to extract the driver, Nicholas George, 36, of Lima, from the vehicle because it had come to rest on its top. George was transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Wapakoneta Rescue Squad for possible injuries.

Officers were originally dispatched to Mercy Unlimited in regard to the vehicle, a green Chevrolet Z28, striking the building and attempting to leave. Value of damage to the building has yet to be determined.

Officers are still investigating the cause of the accident on Willipie Street. On arrival, the vehicle was found flipped and still running with heavy damage. George was the only occupant.

Alcohol was indicated as factor in the crash. George refused a test. He was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and reasonable control.

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