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Tim McLennon surveys damage to his work shop with his wife, Jody, and daughter, MacKenzie, in their backyard of their Sunset Drive home after a drunk driver crashed into the structure and a power pole early Wednesday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden. A sport utility vehicle with a drunk driver at the wheel struck a power pole and plowed through a workshop in the backyard of a Grand Forks home early Wednesday morning, making it the third day in a row that vehicles have crashed into buildings in the city.

Drunk driver crashes through backyard workshop; third vehicle-building collision in Grand Forks in 3 days

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Timothy McLennon and his family were asleep in their house on Sunset Drive when an explosion-like noise woke them shortly after 1 a.m. McLennon figured a transformer had blown because their electricity went out shortly afterward.


But when McLennon walked out into his backyard, he found a heap of debris.

"Total destruction," he said. "It looked like a bomb went off."

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