Car Crashes Into CNN Center

Jun 16, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A man drove his soft-top Mercedes coupe into CNN Center in Atlanta on Friday, CNN reports. There were no injuries in the crash, the story notes.

The driver, Gerlmy Javon Todd, 22, was allegedly high. He was driving near CNN’s worldwide headquarters when he “left the roadway and struck the building,” according to an email from Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee.

“It's tough to discern how. There are barricade poles and large, stone planters at the corner of the intersection. Marietta Street, which CNN Center faces, is lined with lightposts and shin-high metal barriers protecting the trees and plants along the sidewalk. Those barriers are unscathed,” CNN notes.

The police said they had little information about how the car traversed these obstacles.

The report adds: "Chafee said police noticed the odor of marijuana in the car. Todd had marijuana in his possession and told police he had been smoking while driving, Chafee said. Todd also told police he had been driving all night and had fallen asleep at the wheel."


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