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Drunk driver rams car into Early church

Robert Preston Hamilton, 46, was arrested during January 2017 after he allegedly drove his vehicle into an Early? church.

BROWN COUNTY, Texas - Authorities in Early arrested a drunk driver Monday after he drove his vehicle into a church.

Robert Preston Hamilton, 46, was arrested by Department of Public Safety Troopers for driving while intoxicated, according to Brown County Jail records.

He drove his car into a building at the Salt Creek Baptist Church, located at 7775 FM 3100.

A volunteer at the church, who didn't want to be named, said the incident happened at around 5 p.m. Monday. She said no one was inside the church at the time and that the building was less than five years old.

Hamilton posted a $1,500 bond and was released from jail Tuesday.

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