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Car Flies into Building, Gets Stuck; Runaway Driver Found

(Published Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016)

Plainville police have located the driver who fled after crashing through a fence and into a building Tuesday morning.

The driver crashed into Manafort Brothers at 414 New Britain Ave.

Police said they stopped the car about a mile away around 2 a.m. but the driver, who they suspect was drunk, took off.

On Tuesday afternoon, police said they had located the driver and questioned him in the hospital. Police are waiting on a warrant for arrest. 

According to police, the driver appeared to lose control and went airborne as he sped over a rock island, then smashed through a fence and hit the building.

When officers arrived, the car was stuck in the building with the back end suspended several feet up.

Police said they told the driver to remain in the car, but he did not listen. 

"It's about an 8-foot drop to the ground. The operator was able to jump out of the car. He saw that he was bleeding from his face or his head. Then he fled on foot," Plainville police Lt. Eric Peterson said.

The Manafort Brothers building was empty at the time of the crash and no one else was injured.

Crews had to use a large crane to remove the vehicle from the building and the building inspector was called in to make sure the building is structurally sound.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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