Drunk man drove through ground floor of NJ office building Saturday, cops say
Fairfield police have arrested a man they save drove drunkenly through the ground floor of a Route 46 office building Saturday morning.
Police say that at about 2:53 a.m., they heard from a security officer at the Crowne Plaza hotel that a 2013 black Ford had just smashed through the glass door of an adjacent office building that is attached to the hotel.
The vehicle then continued to drive down the first floor hallway and then smashed through the glass door located at the other end, police said. The vehicle then fled the scene on Route 46 East, according to police.
After police arrived on the scene, the security officer observed the same Ford travelling west on Route 46 past the incident location and informed the officers, according to police.
Officer Frank Tracey and other Fairfield officers then stopped the vehicle, being operated by 52-year-old James Feeny, according to police.
They said the vehicle had fresh damage, including a broken driver-side mirror and scratches, and was covered in glass on the hood and base of the windshield.
Feeny appeared intoxicated, and after field sobriety tests was placed under arrest, police said.
But he denied knowledge of having driven through the buuilding, police said.
Although they didn't provide an exact number in an announcement of Feeny's arrest, police said his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit (which is .08 percent).