From Our Files (Feb. 2, 2022)


February 2, 2022

Feb. 3, 1972

A pickup truck wiped out one unit of the Porta Via Motel when driver David Henry Bruseau, 35, left Terrace Lane and crashed into the back end of the building where the bathroom is. Bruseau and his passenger, daughter Marsha Lee, 14, were uninjured.

The guest staying in the unit had been shaving in front of the bathroom mirror only five minutes prior to the accident, and had left the building shortly before the truck struck. According to motel operator Cecil Poe, four brick walls of the unit were destroyed, causing several thousand dollars in damage.

Bruseau was taken into custo...

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