ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Police Department officers were called to the 200 block of East Green Street for a reported vehicle hitting a building at approximately 10:12 p.m. on Aug. 7.

On the scene, officers conducted an active investigation and found the driver, identified as Ernest Grant, of the vehicle that hit the building to be intoxicated.

Grant initially resisted arrest, but officers were able to take him into custody at the Ithaca Police Department for processing.

Grant was released to a sober third party, and charged with driving while intoxicated resisting arrest and violating multiple vehicle and traffic laws.

Damage caused by the accident was minor, and officers on the scene documented it.

Witnesses are encouraged to contact the police department at (607)330-0000 or

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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