The driver of a vehicle that crashed into Granny Betty’s Day Care and Learning Center, 4200 Route 173 in Zion, was arrested Saturday evening. | Provided Photo

A 50-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after police say he crashed his minivan through the front of a daycare center in Zion.

The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire Rescue Department responded around 8:13 p.m. Saturday to Granny Betty’s Day Care and Learning Center, 4200 Route 173 in Zion, for a report of a crash.

Zion Police Department Lt. Derek Zaloudek said the crash involved a Chrysler Town and Country striking the business.

The driver, James McCloud, 50, of Zion, and a male passenger were evaluated by Zion Fire Department paramedics.

McCloud and the male passenger both declined treatment or transport to the hospital.

Zaloudek said Granny Betty’s Day Care was closed and no one was inside at the time of the crash.

The Zion Building Department responded to evaluate the structural integrity of the building with the Zion Fire Department.

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Officers spoke with McCloud and arrested him after an investigation determined he was under the influence, Zaloudek said.

McCloud was transported to the Zion Police Department and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol.

McCloud was later released on a personal recognizance bond and a future court date.

The male passenger was not arrested or charged with any offenses, Zaloudek said.

A board-up company was called to cover the broken windows.