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Drunk driver totals five parked cars

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -

Rochester police say a ton of damage was done by one man as he tore across multiple streets and a parking lot before being stopped by a line of parked cars.

It happened at 7:30 Friday night. Police say 55-year-old Lawrence Rust of Rochester was eastbound in a white Toyota on fifth street Southwest when he crossed first avenue into a commercial parking lot.

Pieces of the car were left behind as he took out a parking meter and part of a barrier. 

Police say he then crossed Broadway, drove over the median, and slammed into a row of parked cars at Eastman Auto.

5 cars are now considered totaled at Eastman Auto, which is an auto repair shop on south Broadway.  

Rust was treated at Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys Hospital for injuries to his face and neck.

Charges are pending Blood Alcohol Toxicology results.

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