Car Crashes Into Building, Man Arrested For DUI

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 16:32:57-04

A man has been arrested on a DUI charge after crashing his car into a building and fleeing from the scene.

Authorities said 25-year-old Jonathan Shehata, a Clarksville resident with a New York driver’s license, allegedly crashed his Cadillac into a motorcycle shop in the 2100 block of Lowes Drive in Clarksville just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

According to reports, Shehata’s car left the road at a high rate of speed and went through the outer wall of the shop.

When officers arrived on scene, they found the car unoccupied, but a witness described the man who had fled just before authorities showed up.

Officials then found Shehata at a nearby bar and grill. They also seized a semi-automatic pistol from him during a search.

Shehata was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, and possession of a firearm with alcohol.

According to a police report, Shehata was arrested a week before, also on a charge of DUI, when he was involved in a crash with another vehicle at Needmore and Union Hall Road.

Shehata was being held in jail on the new charges on a $50,000 bond.