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A Clay County man is in the custody of the West Point Police Department after crashing his Ford Explorer into the front window of Hibbett Sports Wednesday afternoon in West Point.
The man drove over the sidewalk and into the concrete and glass facade of the store a little after 3 p.m.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said no one was injured in the crash, and the driver was taken to the police department for questioning. The name of the driver was not released as of press time Wednesday.
The West Point Fire Department responded to the scene and removed the vehicle from inside the store. Although the facade of the store and some indoor racks and merchandise were demolished, the vehicle only incurred minor damage and was still drivable when a WPFD firefighter backed it out of the store. It was then taken away by wrecker service.
Hibbett District Sales Manager Blake Carrol declined to comment, citing company legal policy, though he said he was glad no one was injured. Hibbett will be closed until further notice.
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