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Man drives car into post office

Driver treated for chest and stomach pains

POSTED: April 6, 2011 9:21 a.m.
Photo provided by Sgt. J.D. Campbell/

An 80-year-old Ludowici man drove his 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage into the side of the post office Monday. No charges have been filed.

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A local resident drove his car through the wall of the Ludowici post office on Monday.
Ludowici Police Department Sgt. J.D. Campbell said he received a report around 10 a.m. of a vehicle running into the side of the post office on Academy Street. 
Upon arrival, he found a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage had crashed through the post office’s side glass wall. Campbell said the owner of the vehicle, Ludowici resident Booker T. Smith, 80, was out of his car when the officer arrived.
He said that when he and LPD Chief Richard Robertson looked at the car, it was still in drive, so Robertson put the shifter into park.
The officer also said Smith complained of stomach and chest pains, so he was treated by a Long/Liberty EMS unit and taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. LPD communications officer Susan Kingsley said Smith was released from the hospital after being treated.
Postal workers and a patron were conducting business inside when the accident occurred, but no one else was injured, Campbell said.
He also said the incident appeared to be an accident and that no charges have been filed yet.

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