Until a couple of days ago, Preston Hollow passers-by may have noticed something strange about the North Haven United Methodist Church. The sign out front was almost crumbling apart after a drunken driver drove his Ford truck straight into it on May 12.

No one from the church was hurt during the crash, says trustee Nan Arnold. On June 5, the sign was cleared out to make way for a new one that will cost about $16,000.

It’s a good thing the sign was the only thing destroyed, Arnold says.

“We could tell from the tire tracks that he would have hit the building if he didn’t hit the sign.”


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