Police: Drunk driver crashes pickup truck into 2 Madison businesses

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MADISON, Tenn. (WKRN) – A driver was charged with driving under the influence after slamming into two different businesses in Madison Wednesday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. along Gallatin Pike South near East Old Hickory Boulevard.

Metro police told News 2 the man driving backed into the Aldi before putting his truck in “drive” and slamming into the Madison Beverage Warehouse.

He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Birdel Hankins (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The driver, identified as 77-year-old Birdel Hawkins, reportedly works at the liquor store as a security guard.

Police determined Hawkins was under the influence at the time of the crash.

Madison Beverage Warehouse was the target of a burglary earlier in July when the suspect took several bottles of Crown Royal.

The man involved in the crash had recently been hired by the business to work as a security guard following the break-in.

No additional information was immediately released.

(Photo: WKRN)