Many people in Minnesota value the historical significance of certain buildings. Unfortunately, buildings that have been around for over 100 years may not be as structurally sound and able to weather an impact when compared to more modern construction. In fact, police claim that a building built in in the 1800s recently sustained significant damage in an incident they claim involved DWI.

The incident happened during the early morning hours of a day in early September. Police officers say that they were responding to a call when they claim to have spotted a SUV being driven at a high rate of speed. They further state that as they turned around, they observed debris and a dust cloud coming from the street corner.

Police say the speeding vehicle struck the building. Reports claim that when the officers arrived at the scene, the driver was exiting from a window. Though reports did not provide information about injuries, the building is said to have sustained significant damage, and structural engineers have been working to determine if it can be saved.

Because police believe that DWI was a factor in the accident, the driver of the SUV that allegedly struck the Minnesota building was taken into custody. However, it is unclear what led officers to this suspicion or what evidence supports their allegations. Unfortunately, the driver may be unaware of his rights and how to ensure lawful treatment while he interacts with law enforcement officers. Without professional guidance, those facing criminal charges often lack confidence in their ability to successfully navigate the criminal justice system.