Police: Aurora Man Was Texting, Driving Drunk When He Hit Building

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Texting and alcohol proved to be a potent and dangerous mix for an Aurora man.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, we’ve all heard the familiar warning that texting and driving is every bit as dangerous as drinking and driving. Bryan Gray, 28, combined the two dangerous practices and ended up slamming his car into a building in Aurora over the weekend.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Police say Gray, of the 200 block of Peppertree Lane in Aurora, was driving drunk around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, and was texting his brother.

He told police when he looked up from his phone, it was too late. He drove right into a building in the 3000 block of Weber Drive, near Oakhurst Drive.

Gray was cited with driving under the influence, texting while driving, and failure to reduce speed.

The Aurora Beacon-News contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

  • Rufus

    The perfect example of a dumb a$$. I wonder if he learned anything from this. Probably not. He’ll be out doing it again soon.

    • Jack

      Rufus you’ve never made a poor decision? Nobody’s perfect.

  • texting is fun and so is running into buildings

    Funny how these texting while driving stories all end in tragedy but you never see a cop pull someone over for texting while driving. I would like to see this enforced. I see it all the time and those are the times I wish I can pull them over and smack their azze and break their phone over their damn head.

  • Tamora Joe

    Wow thats jsut downright messed up man, texting and drinking? Shame on him!


  • Drop Bear

    Looks like the dude needed the Auto Pilot app.
    Smart phones…dumb people.

  • Centurion

    he won’t do this again….IF THE IDIOT JUDGE WOULD LOCK HIM UP FOR 30 DAYS. Let him try and text from a prison cell. Today he hit a building. Tomorrow he may kill a child.

    • Jack

      And maybe the next day you will be walking down the street and get hit by a car. He made a poor decision nobody knows him, who’s to say he’s not a straight a student who does a bunch of community service and builds houses for poor people. Keep living ur perfect sin free life

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