• Driver crashes van into Scientology ‘Way to Happiness' building, police say

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    CLEARWATER, Fla. - An inebriated driver fled the scene after crashing into a parked van, sending the van into the Church of Scientology’s Way to Happiness Foundation building Friday morning, police said.

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    Using license plate information, police identified the driver as Nicholas J. Esposito, 39, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

    Esposito was treated at a hospital for facial injuries sustained in the crash, the Times reported.

    He was then arrested and charged with driving under the influence involving property damage and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He was released from jail on $500 bond.

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