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Septic truck crashes into Centre Elementary School

October 29, 2017--12:12 a.m.


Just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 911 call received a call, reporting a vehicle had run through the building at Centre Elementary school on E. Main St. 

Both the vehicle and the building sustained significant damage.

The driver, 61-year old Phillip Lee Witt of Leesburg, who suffered minor injuries, was arrested and charged with DUI.

The Centre Fire Department and Centre Police Department, Cherokee County EMS and Rescue Squad, and the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency all responded to the scene and a hazmat cleanup crew was called to the scene and the Alabama Department of environmental management was notified.