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Drunk Driver Allegedly Crashes Into Rehab Center: Damien Bittar Arrested

Posted: 03/16/2012 4:42 pm Updated: 03/16/2012 5:55 pm

Drunk Driver
(File photo.)

One of the first signs you might have a drinking problem is when you crash your car into a rehab facility.

That's allegedly what happened in Eugene, Ore., to Damien Bittar on Thursday about 90 minutes after he turned 21 -- the legal drinking age -- according to the Register-Guard.

The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. and luckily limited damage mainly to the landscaping of substance abuse center Serenity Lane, according to KEZI.

Eugene police say Bittar tried to ran away before they arrested him, KPIC reported.

Bittar was charged with DUI, reckless driving and second degree criminal mischief. HIs 1997 Chevy Malibu was impounded, KPIC said.


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