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Driver Crashes into Police Station Steps, Faces DUI Charge

Another driver had just reported the man as a reckless driver Monday afternoon before he bumped into the PD's front steps.

Novato, CA -- Several police officers standing outside the Monday afternoon were stunned to see a driver lose control of his vehicle right in front of them, only to get arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Rickey Lynn Brown, 50, of Novato was reported by another person as driving recklessly just before he crashed into the steps in front of the police department on Machin Avenue at about 1:25 p.m., Lt. John McCarthy said. Several officers were in front of the building when Brown made his crash landing near the flagpole.

"Let's say he was found pretty easily," McCarthy said. " ... You don't typically see that — where they pull up and stop and they're (drunk). We'd prefer that, if they came to us rather than having us go out after them."

Brown, who listed his occupation as construction when he was booked at Marin County Jail, faces a misdemeanor DUI charge.

crip454 May 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM
well it"s 5:00 somewere!!
JoAnna May 09, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Well, I guess he saved them some time, just go straight to jail, drunken LOSER! ;o) Probably going to be charged for all the damage too! ha ha...
4 Gorgeous Sexxee Mee May 10, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Genius- just genius! What got me even more was he was arrested on "suspicion" of being drunk! Yeah- ya think? Geez- what the hell made the cops arrive at that assumption? Or, consumption?
Karen Dionne May 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thank goodness no one was hurt. This person most likely has a serious illness, called alcoholism. Addiction is a sad and tragic way to live. Let us send thoughts of hope and wellness for him and his family. Name calling is beneath us. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ~ Mother Teresa
breneda brenegan May 11, 2012 at 08:11 PM
This is my brother who I love very much, who was sober for over 20 years before this relapse. He has been a productive member of society and a good man and father. I pray he gets back into recovery and knows his family loves him.

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