FWPD: Drunk driver crashes into Ind. Tech building

Police investigate a crash on Maumee Avenue after the driver slammed into the law school building at Indiana Tech Monday night.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police said a drunk driver crashed into the law building at Indiana Tech’s campus late Monday night.

Police were called around 11:30 p.m. to Maumee Avenue and Chute Street for a crash.

Investigators said the car went off the road in a curve on Maumee Avenue and narrowly missed a billboard. The driver went across a curb and slammed through a fire hydrant and flower planter before eventually crashing into the south side of the law school building.

Pieces of the flower planter and flowers were thrown across the yard and the fire hydrant slammed into the building ahead of the car. It landed approximately 50 feet from where it was originally in the ground.

Three people were inside the vehicle and none were seriously hurt, according to police.

Police administered a portable breathalyzer test to the driver who was roughly twice the legal driving limit, according to police on the scene.

A passenger was cited for underage consumption.

The third passenger was not charged and left the scene after speaking with officers.

Police said one of the people in the vehicle might have been an Indiana Tech student, but additional information was not available.

The building sustained minor damage, including scuff marks and a small crack in the exterior brick. It’s unclear if anything inside the building was damaged.

No other vehicles were involved.

The crash is under investigation.

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