Car Crashes Into CNN Center in Atlanta
CNN was hit directly by "breaking news" early Friday morning, when a car crashed into the lobby of its Atlanta media center.
The Mercedes-Benz convertible with a Florida license plate drove into the north side of the Georgia headquarters downtown near Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park Drive at around 4:15 a.m., shattering the lobby's glass. It came to rest in the middle of the lobby, several yards away from any of CNN's offices.
CNN Newsource noted the news via Twitter (and the aforementioned pun) that there with no injuries.
A man and woman were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, according to local news source WSB-TV, and officers found the driver in possession of marijuana. The driver admitted to the police that he had smoked marijuana before the crash occurred. Atlanta police officer John Chafee says the driver is being charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and marijuana possession.
Video footage shows the car being backed out of the lobby. The convertible was then loaded onto a tow truck. By 7 a.m., workers were sweeping up glass shards. A section of glass of around 10 feet high and about 15 feet long was completely gone. For more photos, head to myfoxatlanta.com.
See CNN's tweet below:
"Breaking" news at CNN Center - a driver crashed into our lobby! Fortunately no injuries - NA-08FR and RE-12FR pic.twitter.com/2T1WleFizU— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) June 13, 2014