A pickup driven by a Newport man left NE 36th Street Saturday night, took out a chain link fence and nearly hit a number of apartments in the western-most units of the Little Creek Apartments.
Newport Police say Michael Gladney was arrested by police for reckless driving, drunk driving, and destruction of property. Gladney was booked into the Lincoln County Jail on those charges. Police say the truck was borrowed from another Newport man who was said to be in Alaska. The truck was heavily damaged as it took out a number of sections of chain link fence and felled a medium sized tree in the apartments’ back yard. A number of residents said the accident shook the building, one resident remarking, “It scared the hell out of me. It sounded like a train was about to come through the outside wall.”