Car crashes into apartment building

From LDR Staff

A man who allegedly careened through town and crashed his older brother’s car into an apartment complex Monday night may have been huffing canned air.

No one was hurt when a 1995 Mercury Cougar collided with an apartment building in the 400 block of Knight Street in Lebanon at about 8:32 p.m. Monday, according to a Lebanon Police report.

Witnesses told police they saw a white male flee the scene and jump into a pickup truck near Fifth Street and Jackson Avenue, then speed away toward Commercial Street.

The 22-year-old man who owns the car went to the scene. He told police his 18-year-old brother had been driving the car and gave police the registration and insurance information for the vehicle. He was then allowed to leave the scene.

The car-owner’s wife arrived and told police the younger brother was living with them in their home in Lebanon. At about 7:45 p.m., the younger brother took the car to go to Walmart to pick up pizzas and a can of air duster. The woman said her computer keyboard needed cleaning.

At 8:22 p.m., police responded to a report of a careless and imprudent driver on Beck Lane that later was found to match the description of the crashed car.

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