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Florida man arrested in Oregon on DUII after wild crash into building

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McMinnville Police Dept. photo

Investigators pieced together wild crash in McMinnville late Thursday, and the person allegedly behind the wheel now faces a DUII charge.

Retracing the route of the driver's Ford F-150, investigators found the truck was blazing down Riverside Drive "at an extreme rate of speed" before losing control at a curve. The truck hopped off the road, crossed a field, all lanes of a cross street, across a parking lot, up some concrete stairs and part of the way through the wall of a local business.

Police said the driver, 28-year-old Kaykel Melaouhia of Tallahassee, Fla., crashed the truck into OnlineNW, an internet solutions business, causing extensive damage and busting a water pipe.

Melaouhia faces charges including DUII, reckless driving and criminal mischief. Officers arrested Melaouhia at the hospital.

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