A 34-year-old man has been charged after he drove his pickup truck into the Harley-Davidson dealership in Woodstock earlier this month and had to be restrained by bystanders.
The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 4:45 p.m. on February 8 to Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 South Eastwood Drive, for a report of a vehicle that crashed into the building.
911 callers told dispatchers that a silver Ford F-150 had crashed into the building, according to Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz.
The 911 callers also reported the driver was attempting to continue driving his pickup truck further into the business,
Officers arrived and quickly secured the driver, who was out of the pickup truck and restrained on the ground by witnesses and employees.
The driver, identified as Keith G. Dobner, 34, of Harvard, was escorted to paramedics where he was evaluated and transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Lanz said.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said the man sustained minor injuries during the incident.
No other witnesses or employees were injured, Lanz said.
Vucha said that light smoke lingered throughout the entire building after the incident.
The fire department requested an airboat from the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District to assist with ventilating the building.
On Friday, Lanz said that Dobner was arrested earlier this month upon release from the hospital.
He was charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless conduct.
Lanz said he could not release further information on the case or say why Dobner drove into the building.
Dobner was released from custody after posting 10% of his $15,000 bond, court records show.