#Methuen East end Fire House Damaged by Vehilce

In the earlier morning hours on Saturday December 8, 2012 Jose L Almonte age 42 of 113 Boston St Methuen, Ma. Drove his SUV into the side of the Methuen East End Fire Station causing heavy damage to his vehicle and the building.  Methuen Fire Firefighters were awoken by a loud bang and shaking.  They exited the building and rendered first aid to Mr. Almonte. 

Officer Richardson of the Methuen Police Department was in the area on routine patrol when he observed the vehicle into the building and the firefighters rendering first aid.

The investigation at the scene determined that Mr. Almonte was driving under the influence of alcohol.  Mr. Almonte was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The fire station is undergoing an engineering evaluation to determine if it is structurally sound.

Mr. Almonte was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lane violations.