First Presbyterian Church Recovers from Crash

6 years 4 weeks 1 day ago February 27, 2011 Feb 27, 2011 Sunday, February 27 2011 Sunday, February 27, 2011 7:31:00 PM CST in News
By: Stacey Welsh

COLUMBIA - Reckless driving did not keep First Presbyterian Church from holding Sunday services. After a drunk driver crashed into the front of the building late Friday, the church is left with damages.

Scott Robinson, 21, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, first degree property damage and first degree assault of a law enforcement officer.

Robinson drove through a front window, crashed through two glass doors and ended up in the church's Social Hall.

There was a youth retreat going on in the Social Hall at the time of the crash.

"It's God's blessing that no kid was hurt. No kid was even scratched," youth minister Nathan See said.

The church expects insurance adjusters to put a price on the damages Monday.

"We'll need some engineers to see if there's any structural damage. We'll also need plumbers and electricians," Pastor Dick Ramsey said.

The True/False festival will use the Social Hall later this week. Repairs to the church will not affect the upcoming event.

 

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