Driver arrested after crashing into Macomb County admin building, sheriff’s office, officials say

No injuries reported from crashes

Nobody was injured and the driver turned himself in.

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – One person is in custody after crashing into several county buildings in Macomb County, officials said Saturday.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, at about 7 p.m. Saturday, a person driving a Honda sedan -- identified as a 28-year-old man -- drove into the county administration building, and then into the sheriff’s office.

“Witnesses that saw the car said it actually came down here, went over the curb and intentionally rammed into the building, backed up and rammed into it again. The person then decided to back up and take off,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

The driver then allegedly drove to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, which is less than 3 miles away. The driver reportedly hit a portable generator, got out of the car and walked to the front office to turn himself in.

“He is in custody, and we think there might be some issues or concerns going on with his mental state at this time,” Hackel said.

The administration building is expected to be open on Monday, March 7.

Before crews arrived to clean up, the entrance of the administration building was littered with glass and doors were hanging off frames. Hackel said this incident could have ended differently.

“If there were people here, that would have been much worse. And/or if he hit something that was structural, that would have been a big concern or problem,” Hackel said. “So, most of it is superficial, and because there’s a lot of glass and debris, it does look like it’s more significant damage than what could have been done.”

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