A recently released video shows a man crashing his pickup truck at a gas station and then removing his license plate and leaving.
Surveillance footage was released from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office in Michigan, which later arrested William Edmunds, 24, on Thursday at the BP station in Ortonville, about 50 miles northwest of Detroit.
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The sheriff's office says Edmonds speeded into the parking lot of the train station around 2:30 a.m., then hit the island with a gas pump before hitting the store.
Deputies spoke with witnesses who said the driver struck a gas station curb, lost control and crashed through the front of a train station, a police report said. the incidents.
Edmonds told authorities he had been drinking beer and wanted to speed up gas pumps because his new tires were spinning easily, according to an incident report.
He said he did not intend to crash into the station or injure anyone, the report said. , adding that he said he removed his license plate and then fled after being scared.
The Auckland County Prosecutor's Office accuses Edmunds of driving recklessly and did not report an accident before leaving the scene. He was assigned and released Friday on a $ 5,000 bond under the order that he never return to BP's gas station and undergo drug and alcohol tests twice a week.
An employee at a gas station store who recognized Edmonds as a regular customer told employees that the driver of the pickup truck had removed documents from the vehicle in addition to the license plate, the incident report said.
No one was injured in the accident, but broken bottles of alcohol that later broke into the floor of the floor causing an electrical fire prompted the Brandon Fire Department to respond according to the sheriff's office.