Driver charged with DUI after crashing into CNN Center

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ATLANTA - A driver faces DUI charges after crashing into the CNN center early Friday morning.

The vehicle crashed into the lobby of the CNN Center near Marietta Street, according to CNN security. There were no reports of injuries.

Officials said the suspect, 22-year-old Javon Todd, has an extensive record. In the past, he's been arrested for drug possession, drug trafficking, driving without a license and possession of a weapon as a juvenile.

Todd and a woman were inside the car at the time of the crash.

Atlanta police said they believe Todd was traveling near Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive when he left the roadway and struck the building.

Officers found Todd in possession of marijuana and he also admitted to them that he had smoked marijuana earlier.

Channel 2's Liz Artz reports the vehicle was a Mercedes Benz with a Florida tag.

“I heard the big crash and I saw the vehicle in the lobby. I didn’t see anybody hurt. They were already outside their car,” said witness Elvert Banks.

There were several shoe boxes, a television and other boxes inside the car.

The car was pulled from the lobby and loaded onto a tow truck.

Todd was taken into custody and charged with DUI less safe, reckless driving and possession of marijuana.


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