Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Man drives into center for disabled

By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer

HAMILTON - A Fairfield man intentionally rammed his vehicle into a building here Tuesday, police said, causing heavy damage to the building and undisclosed injuries to the motorist.

Just before 8 a.m., police were called to Transitional Living at 2052 Princeton Road, a center that provides inpatient and outpatient assistance to people with mental and physical disabilities.

Tim Foley, 44, had driven his 1993 Mercury Cougar "through the front doors and completely into the building," said Officer Don Taylor, Hamilton police spokesman.

Witnesses told police Foley rammed the structure on purpose, Taylor said. Foley's relationship to the center was not revealed.

A possible motive was still under investigation Tuesday.

Foley was pinned inside his vehicle, which was billowing smoke but did not catch fire, Taylor said.

Emergency crews extricated Foley and took him to Fort Hamilton Hospital for evaluation. No one else was injured.

Although officials from the center filed a vandalism report, no estimate on the amount of damage to the building was available.

No charges had been filed by Tuesday night.



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