Drug use, delusions prompt man to crash into Brigham City Hall 

BRIGHAM CITY, UT – Impairment and paranoia was the reason why a 63-year-old man had purposefully crashed his Ford F-150 truck into Brigham City Hall Thursday. 

According to KUTV, people were entering the building when the driver – Michael Leland Woodruff – sped through the building. Woodruff did try to escape by putting the car in reserve through a hole he caused, but his attempt was unsuccessful. 

Woodruff, who was impaired, alleged that a group of people in vehicles had killed his family and were coming after him. Drug use with a mix of delusions and fear prompted him to intentionally drive into the building.

When officials conducted a drug test on Woodruff, it was confirmed that he was under the influence of an unknown drug and that he had a history of methamphetamine use. They also discovered he had weapons, such as a double-bladed full axe and other weapons – that were within arms reach.  

No injuries were reported for him. Woodruff was booked into Box Elder County Jail without bail. His charges consist of driving under the influence, assault, and criminal mischief. 

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