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Police: Suspected DUI driver arrested after crash in elementary school pick-up lane

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — A Columbus man was arrested Thursday for suspicion of driving under the influence in an elementary school pick-up lane, according to police.

Columbus Police Department officers were called to Richards Elementary School Thursday afternoon just before 3 on reports of a crash involving two vehicles.

One of the drivers, Patrick Swan, 37, of Columbus, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Swan crashed into another car in the school lane. Officers at the scene of the crash said Swan had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath” and they “observed that his balance was unsteady.”

Swan later provided a breath sample with a breath alcohol concentration of .361%. That’s more than four times the legal limit. He was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail and is facing a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence.


4 children taken to hospital after car crashes into Pennsylvania day care center

 (CNN) — Four children were injured after a woman crashed her car through the window of a day care center classroom, according to Pennsylvania authorities.

The black BMW traveled all the way through one classroom of the Children of America Educational Childcare center before stopping at a back wall, the Bucks County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Four children were taken to the hospital, one of whom suffered serious injuries, the statement said.

“The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries, was treated and remains hospitalized,” it said.

The crash is under investigation, according to James O’Malley, the spokesperson for the district attorney’s office. He told CNN the woman was working as a delivery driver.

At the time of the crash — about 1:30 p.m. — there were about 17 children inside that room and about 79 total in the building .

All of the children have been accounted for and reunited with their families, the statement said.