SUV runs through wall of building behind Boardman pizza shop


BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – Documents obtained by WKBN show that an Aug. 8 crash in Boardman in which an SUV went through a wall led to a man being cited for operating a vehicle while impaired.

Boardman police cited the 28-year-old early Friday morning after they believe he crashed his car into a building located behind the current site of a Cocca’s Pizza restaurant.

According to a police report, the driver told Boardman police he was going to Walgreen’s to fill a prescription for an anxiety-treatment medication but missed his turn. He said he went into a parking lot to turn around, the same lot where his car was found embedded in the side of a building.

He said he then walked to Walgreen’s, filled the prescription, took two pills and began to walk home before police picked him up.

Police noted that the label on the bottle directed the user to take one pill every three hours. An officer also noted, according to the police report, that the bottle had 15 pills in it originally and 12 at the time of inspection.

The man refused to take a blood or urine test after being picked up by police, according to the report.

According to the incident report, the crash happened at 3:48 a.m. at 7144 Market St., which is behind the current site of a Cocca’s Pizza restaurant.

No one was inside the building at the time of the crash.

WKBN tried to contact the driver at a phone number listed on the police report, but was told by a woman who answered that he wasn’t available.

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