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Police: Drunk driver crashes into Rock Hill gas station

An intoxicated man drove into a gas station Sunday morning, causing $20,000 worth of damage to the building, a Rock Hill Police report states.

At 9:25 Sunday morning, police were dispatched to the Exxon gas station at the corner of Cherry Road and Oakland Avenue to find a Ford Explorer smashed into the east side of the building, the report states. Extensive damage was done to the area near the car wash, as well as the large cooler on the inside of the business, the report states.

Police found Mostafa Elsenbary, 32, of Chester sitting in the driver’s seat unconscious with the doors locked. The vehicle was in drive and the engine was running, police said. They could smell alcohol on him, the report states.

Elsenbary faded in and out of consciousness and police sent to Piedmont Medical Center. Medical personal told police Elsenbary had a blood alcohol content of 0.11, as well as cocaine and THC in his system, the report states. A towing company removed the Explorer.

Elsenbary was released from Piedmont Medical Center and transported to the Rock Hill city jail. He is charged with driving under the influence, first offense. He is being held on a $1,000 bond.

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