SUV Slams Into Sayville Motel


DOOR AND THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING. CBS 2’S JENNIFER McLOGAN WITH THE SECURITY VIDEO. Reporter: IT’S A MOTEL ROUTINELY SPOTTED ALONG SUNRISE HIGHWAY IN SAYVILLE. BUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE WAS ANYTHING BUT ROUTINE. POLICE SAY THE RESPECTED LOCAL COUPLE WHO MANAGED THE MOTOR LODGE ESCAPED NEAR DEATH WHEN A 36-YEAR-OLD SELDEN MAN GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH A GUEST, CLIMBED BEHIND THE WHEEL OF HIS WHITE SUV AND APPEARED TO USE IT AS HIS PERSONAL BATTERING RAM TO DESTROY THE MOTEL ENTRANCE AND OFFICE AS THE FRONT DOOR SHATTERS, THE VICTIMS DODGE AND DART AWAY. AS I WOKE UP I HEARD A THUMP. I CAME OUT THE ROOM THERE WAS A GUY RUNNING THROUGH THE HOTEL LIKE HE LOST HIS DAMN MIND. Reporter: SHE CAME RUNNING OUT IN HER BATHROOM. I HEARD A SQUEAKING NOISE AND THEN WHEN I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW, THE GUY WAS BACKING UP AND SLAMMING INTO MY DOOR. HE BACKED UP AT LEAST FIVE TIMES. HE WAS ARGUING WITH ONE OF THE GUYS HERE BECAUSE OF HIS PHONE GOING MISSING AND THEN HE JUST WENT CRAZY. Reporter: SO CRAZY, SHE SAYS, STEPPED ON THE GOES GOING THROUGH THIS SUNRISE HIGHWAY BARRIER STRIKE THE CAR OF AN INNOCENT MOTORIST AND FLEEING EASTBOUND. POLICE IDENTIFIED THE SUSPECT AS BRIAN CLARK OF SELDEN. MOTEL MANAGEMENT MYSTIFIED THEY HAD NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE. THE MANAGER OF THE MOTEL ATTEMPTED TO INTERVENE. MR. CLARK THEN TARGETED HIM WITH HIS AUTOMOBILE. HE FLED THE SCENE. HE WAS FOUND IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA IN A DAMAGED AUTOMOBILE. Reporter: THE SUSPECT TRIED RUNNING FROM POLICE AT THIS INTERSECTION BUT THEY SAID HE DIDN’T GET FAR AND WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST. SUSPECT CLARK IS BEING CHARGED WITH ASSAULT, FELONY CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, AND RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT. INVESTIGATORS SAYING HIS

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