Calgary

Calgary man charged after truck slams into courthouse

Charges have been laid against a Calgary man after a pickup truck was driven into the Calgary Courts Centre early Monday morning.

Man supposed to appear in court next year on drug charges

A pickup truck that slammed into the entranceway of the Calgary Courts Centre early Monday morning. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)

Charges have been laid against a Calgary man after a pickup truck was driven into a downtown courthouse early Monday morning.

Police say a Ford F-150 was driven along Seventh Avenue, around a concrete barrier and into the south entrance of the Calgary Courts Centre.

A 29-year-old man arrested at the scene has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and causing damage to property.

He was not injured in the crash and will stay in custody until he finds a lawyer.

The man is known to police.

Earlier this month he was charged with assaulting a peace officer and breaching bail.

The man was also supposed to appear in court next year for drug charges stemming from October 2012.

He was charged with trafficking, possession of a substance for production and possession of the proceeds of crime in connection with a meth lab bust in east-central Alberta.