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On 10/20/16 at 11:09 pm, McMinnville Police and McMinnville Fire personnel responded to a reported single vehicle crash into a building at OnlineNW, 1305 NE Lafayette Avenue. Officers arrived and a crash investigation was conducted while the driver was treated by McMinnville Fire personnel. Investigation revealed that the driver of the crashed vehicle, a 2016 Ford F150 pickup, had lost control while driving west on Riverside Drive at an extreme rate of speed. Due to the speed, the driver was not able to steer the pickup through the curve as it approached the intersection of Lafayette Avenue, and the pickup travelled out of control for approximately 450 feet. It travelled across a vacant field at the southeast corner of the intersection, across all lanes of Lafayette Avenue, and into the parking lot of OnLineNW. After travelling across the parking lot, it struck concrete stairs at the front of the building, before crashing partially through the east wall of the business. The pickup was still travelling with enough speed when it impacted the building, the building suffered extensive damage inside and out. In addition to the structural damage, the interior of business suffered water damage from a broken water pipe.
The driver was transported by ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center for treatment. At the hospital, the driver was arrested on the following charges:
DUII Alcohol A Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving A Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief II A Misdemeanor
The Driver was identified as:
Haykel Melaouhia DOB 7/30/1988
2405 Jackson Bluff Rd Apt 12