Police: Man crashes into historic site, assaults officer

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NATCHEZ , Miss. (AP) – Police in Mississippi say a man driving under the influence crashed his car onto the grounds of a historic building owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution and later assaulted a police officer.

The Natchez Democrat reported Wednesday that 45-year-old Jason Adams faces charges of simple assault on a police officer as well as DUI-first offense.

Natchez police Chief Walter Armstrong says Adams drove his vehicle through a brick wall surrounding the historic Rosalie Mansion built in 1823. The chief says Adams then attacked an officer who was booking him at the police station.

Rosalie Manager Nancy McCall said Tuesday that crews are working to repair the wall and a damaged bench in the gardens.

Adams was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held on bond.

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