Man drives van into Tampa church building

Bruce Powers and the damage the van did to the building. Mug courtesy HCSO

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – A man drove a van into a building of a church in Tampa, according to Tampa Police.

It happened late Thursday night at 5105 N. Florida Ave. Bruce Powers, Jr., 44, of Tampa, was driving the van. He lost control and drove it into the building of Praise Cathedral.

Powers was arrested on scene for DUI. His bond is set at $500. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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