GROVE, Okla. – A driver with a history of traffic violations is charged with crashing a moving truck into a Grove business on Monday afternoon and causing damage to surrounding businesses, according to Grove Police Chief Mark Morris.
Cody L. Coughran, 47, Grove, was arrested for driving under the influence and driving with a suspended driver’s license, Morris said.
Morris said Coughran was treated and discharged from Integris Grove General Hospital.
“The U-haul truck came from behind Charlie’s Chicken (restaurant) on a four-foot embankment and hit Re/Max,” Grove Fire Chief Mike Reed said, referring to the property company building.
The Re/Max building, a stucco and brick building on Main Street, was unoccupied along with two adjacent businesses that also sustained damage in the crash, he said.
Damage to the Re/Max building was “substantial,” Reed said.
The Re/Max building is next to a restaurant, which sustained minor damage, and a liquor store, some of whose walls were damaged, he said.
The accident happened around 2:30 p.m.
Coughran has a history of drug and alcohol offenses and five prior criminal cases in Delaware County District Court for driving with a suspended license, online records show.