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Drunk Driver Crashes Car into Perimeter Fence at Scottsdale Airport

Impacting Travel | Patrick Clarke | September 28, 2015

Drunk Driver Crashes Car into Perimeter Fence at Scottsdale Airport

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An Arizona man is in hot water after slamming his car into a perimeter fence at Scottsdale Airport.

Phoenix's KPHO reported 23-year-old Preston Scott Andrews has been charged with extreme DUI and felony criminal damage after driving his Honda Civic onto the airfield before crashing around 6 p.m. local time Sunday.

Andrews entered the airfield illegally through a gate and was attempting to leave when his car got stuck in the fence, authorities told KPHO.

Police arrested Andrews at the scene and the airfield was shut down for 30 minutes as a result.

While it remains unclear what Andrews intended to accomplish by trespassing onto the airfield, the drunken joyride could prove extremely costly, with authorities considering tacking on more charges. 

"The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working with the FAA in regards to additional federal charges," the Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement to KPHO. "There are no links to terrorism at this time."

The below images courtesy of Arizona's 12 News reveal the damage to Andrews' vehicle and the perimeter fence.

Located nine miles north of downtown Scottsdale, the airport is among the busiest one-runway airports in the country and serves roughly 10,000 passengers annually. 

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