30-year old Dozie Faust was found in the front seat of the van shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday. (photo by Zach Dietmeier/WJBC)
By Zach Dietmeier
BLOOMINGTON - The driver who crashed into the Subway restaurant on S. Main is facing felony charges.
Bloomington Police spokesman Dave White said 30-year old Dozie Faust was drunk, not wearing a seat belt and had no valid license or insurance when he crashed into the north wall of the building at around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Faust is facing eight charges - including a Class 4 felony aggravated DUI count, a separate count of driving while under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. He is still being held in the McLean County Jail.
White said Faust suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released Sunday from Advocate BroMenn. Police arrested the suspect a short time later.
Severe damage was caused to the structure and to storage equipment inside the restaurant. According to BN Retail, the parent company for Bloomington Subways, the building could be closed for up to two weeks and maybe longer while damage is assessed.
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