Allegedly drunken man rams car into gymnastics center

An allegedly intoxicated driver repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Southern Oregon Gymnastics center just before noon today for unknown reasons, police said.

John Armando Secola, 58, of an unknown address, was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

Medford police responded to the business at 3001 Samike Drive after receiving a 9-1-1 call from an employee reporting that Secola was pummeling the building with his vehicle.

No one was injured in the incident. Minor damage was done to the building.

Employees locked the doors of the building until police took Secola into custody.

He was lodged in Jackson County Jail.

There was no known connection between the suspect and the business, police said.

- Paris Achen

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