Car crashes through Lee County building

Published: Sep. 20, 2016 at 8:28 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2016 at 8:56 AM EDT
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LEE CO., GA (WALB) - A man is in custody after a car crashed through a Lee County storefront overnight.

Deputies were called to a report of a car in a ditch around 1:30 Tuesday morning in the 1400 block of US 19.

When they arrived they discovered a Nissan Versa had driven through the front of the building and came out through a side wall.

The storefront once housed Bonnie's Boutique but was currently vacant.

A Georgia State Trooper conducted a field sobriety test and the driver, 21-year-old Ryan Cox, was charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, and driving without a license..

It's not clear what caused the man to drive through the building or how much damage it caused.

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