Wrong-way driver damages middle school

SUN photo/Shari Pierce Damage to an outer wall of Pagosa Springs Middle School following an alleged drunk-driving incident Jan. 16. In the incident, a man is suspected to have eluded a sheriff’s officer and driven the wrong way down a one-way street before crashing into a dumpster and the wall.

SUN photo/Shari Pierce
Damage to an outer wall of Pagosa Springs Middle School following an alleged drunk-driving incident Jan. 16. In the incident, a man is suspected to have eluded a sheriff’s officer and driven the wrong way down a one-way street before crashing into a dumpster and the wall.

Pagosa Springs Middle School (PSMS) sustained structural damage after an alleged drunk driver hit a dumpster and the school while reportedly eluding law enforcement.

According to Archuleta County Sheriff Rich Valdez, at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 16, Cpl. Michael Bishop observed a Ford F250 traveling the wrong way in the one-way alley between Lewis Street and U.S. 160.

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This story was posted on January 21, 2016.