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SUV SMASHES INTO OFFICE

Clearwater dentist Donald Fox was asleep early Thursday morning when he was jarred awake by his bedroom phone. It was 2 a.m. and the police had bad news. Fifteen minutes earlier, a white sport utility vehicle had plowed into his office building at 915 Court St. The doctor might want to check on the damage. "I didn't even believe it at first," Fox said. "I had to call the police back." But sure enough, tire tracks cut across the front yard of his office. The SUV just missed the main building where Fox sees patients and instead hit a side building where patient records and orthodontia supplies are kept. The crash demolished a concrete wall, three trees and made the storage area unusable until repairs are made. About the cost of the damage, Fox said, "I don't even want to guess." Clearwater police said they made an arrest in the accident, but no other information was available Thursday night. Fox stayed at the scene until 5 a.m. Thursday, about 30 patients' appointments were canceled, he said. "We couldn't see the little kids this morning to get their braces adjusted."

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