St. Cloud Man Cited after Reportedly Falling Asleep, Crashing into 2 Garages

St. Cloud Man Cited after Reportedly Falling Asleep, Crashing into 2 Garages Photo: KSTP

August 17, 2018 12:26 PM

A 31-year-old man was cited after telling police officers in St. Cloud that he had fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into two garages early Friday morning.

A release from the St. Cloud Police Department said officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of 15th Street North around 2:50 a.m. There, officers located a vehicle that had crashed into two garages. The second of which had a parked car inside, which was pushed into an adjoining third garage.


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Auguste Bentrand Tchinda of St. Cloud was identified as the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle.

The release said he had been traveling west on 15th Street North when he fell asleep, left the road, drove through a yard and into the garage.

Both vehicles and all three garages suffered substantial damage, but no one - including Tchinda - was injured.

The release said he was cited for careless driving and not having insurance.


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