CLEARWATER BEACH — An Indian Rocks Beach man with a history of drunk driving convictions was intoxicated when he crashed his car into a building early Thursday morning, authorities said.
Clearwater police charged Vance A. Waggoner, 39, with felony driving under the influence and reckless driving with property damage.
Arrest reports note that Waggoner, whose permanent address is in Fort Wayne, Ind., was convicted of DUI in Indiana five times between 1991 and 2008.
According to the reports, Waggoner was speeding when he failed to negotiate a turn at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and Bayway Boulevard around 1 a.m.
Waggoner, whose local address is 2501 First Ave., Indian Rocks Beach, slammed into a fire hydrant before running into the Bayside Condominium at 800 Bayway Boulevard. The report said the incident caused "extensive'' damage to private property.
Waggoner had a blood alcohol level of 0.18, more than twice the limit a driver is presumed impaired in Florida, reports show.
Waggoner was treated by paramedics at the scene for minor injuries, police said. There were no other injuries.
On Friday, Waggoner was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $5,250 bail.