As the Honda IndyCar team was showing Chevy how to win at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix yesterday afternoon, a spectacle of its own was taking place at GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters in downtown Detroit.
According to reports from those at the scene, a man driving a black sixth-gen Chevy Monte Carlo was turning around in the circular driveway and accidentally (and ever-so-slightly) hit the building, resulting in a crack in one of the building’s glass panels. As the 26 year old driver waited for authorities to show up in order to file a report, he started to become upset and reportedly told the guard that if he was going to go to jail for hitting the building, he may as well drive through it. And drive he did — piloting his filthy two-door coupe right into one of the main revolving doors, thereby damaging its frame and several glass panels that make up the building’s exterior. We can’t make this stuff up, folks.
The driver is now in police custody and neither him, his lawyer, nor GM have filed a statement. We wonder, though, if he will claim that it were OnStar directions that compelled him to the deed.
The GM Authority Take
Did this Chevy run too deep?