Drunk Driver Crashes into the Old Strand Restaurant Building in Fort Payne

A drunk driver crashed his Chevy pickup into the side of a building in downtown Fort Payne last Wednesday (August 24th), causing extensive damage. 

The subject was soon caught and placed under arrest in Rainsville.  Lucas Clay Posey, age 27, a resident of Rainsville, was charged with Driving under the influence, Resisting Arrest and with two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  Posey was booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center just prior to 6:00pm, and released the following morning (Thursday) at 11:15 on $5,500 bond.

He crashed his truck into the former site of the Strand Restaurant – which had closed the previous October (2021) after almost 18 years in business.  According to reports, Posey’s pickup hit a car in the 200 block of Gault Avenue North, then crashed into the storefront before backing out and fleeing south.   He was apprehended moments later and taken into custody.  Luckily, due to the business being closed down – no one was inside the building when the incident took place.

(FORT PAYNE TIMES JOURNAL/www.times-journal.com)

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