Floridian slams into McMinnville building

Haykel Melaouhia of Tallahassee faces multiple charges

Haykel Melaouhia of Tallahassee, Florida was arrested after this crash into a McMinnville building, October 20, 2016 (McMinnville PD)
Haykel Melaouhia of Tallahassee, Florida was arrested after this crash into a McMinnville building, October 20, 2016 (McMinnville PD)

McMINNVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — A Floridian faces DUII charges after speeding, losing control and slamming into concrete stairs, severely damaging a building.

The crash at OnlineNW, 1305 NE Lafayette in McMinnville, happened just after 11 p.m. Authorities said the driver, Haykel Melaouhia of Tallahassee, lost control of his Ford F-150 for about 450 feet.

The pickup went across a vacant field, all the lanes of Lafayette Avenue, across the parking lot on OnlineNW and slammed into the stair.

It was still going fast enough at impact it broke an interior water pipe and caused extensive damage inside and outside, officials said.

Melaouhia, 28, faces misdemeanor charges of DUII, reckless driving and criminal mischief. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.