OGDEN -- Yes, the guy captured on video last week crashing his pickup through storage sheds, displayed for sale at Riverdale's Home Depot, had apparently been drinking.
Dale Arave, 38, told Riverdale police as much after he was arrested in the Riverdale store parking lot the morning of March 13.
"Dale confessed to being intoxicated and consuming 1/8 of a gallon of whiskey," reads a probable cause affidavit with charging documents in 2nd District Court.
Arave will be arraigned there Thursday on charges of second-degree felony criminal mischief for the approximately $10,000 of damage he is accused of causing. He is also charged with evading police, a third-degree felony, and class B misdemeanor resisting arrest.
Arave was released from jail the next day after posting $17,651 bail.
Most of the incident was caught on video by a citizen as it played out in the Riverdale Home Depot store parking lot at 999 W. Riverdale Road, ending when Arave was arrested at 9:10 a.m.
Police initially spotted Arave driving erratically on 1050 West St., when he pointed a middle finger at police and attempted to evade them by driving his truck over a curb and into the store parking lot, Lt. Jim Ebert said.
Before reaching the parking lot, Arave's pickup truck bounced off of a couple of street poles before he eventually plowed dramatically through some of the storage sheds. After driving through the sheds and a swing set, police said, Arave attempted to drive his truck through the store's outdoor tree center, resulting in it damaging his truck's axle.
The vehicle became stuck, and police on foot caught up with him and wrestled him from the truck cab.
"Dale wouldn't exit the vehicle and he fought with officers when they attempted to take him into custody," the court file reads.
The only injury reported was a head laceration Arave suffered at some point during his bumpy ride. He lives only a few blocks from the Home Depot. His criminal record until last week includes only a 17-year-old assault charge in Roy for which he was fined.