Pot-smoking driver crashes into CNN headquarters: police

ATLANTA Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:46pm EDT

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - A driver who told police he had smoked marijuana crashed his car into CNN headquarters in Atlanta early on Friday, causing damage but no injuries, police said.

The driver, identified by police as Gerlmy Javon Todd, 22, had marijuana on him and said he'd smoked before the crash, Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chafee said by email.

Todd told police he'd fallen asleep at the wheel after driving all night, Chafee said. Both Todd and a passenger in the car refused medical assistance, Chafee added.

The car crashed into the lobby of the building, according to a CNN Twitter feed, which showed a photo of a Mercedes-Benz convertible in the lobby just feet from a large CNN logo.

Officers who arrived at the scene shortly after 4 a.m. found the car had crashed into the north side of the CNN Center building, Chafee said.

Todd was taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and possession of marijuana, Chafee said.

(Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky; Editing by Eric Beech)

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JackJamesLA wrote:
I hope the anti marijuana people dont try to use this as an argument for against legalization. This accident wasnt caused by marijuana…This accident was caused by stupidity. It says the man had been driving all night and he had smoked marijanna and that he fell asleep. Well DUH! Marijuana is a downer. One of its acceptable medical uses is for insomnia! This guy is an idiot and should be locked away r at least have his license revoked.

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