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UPDATE: Waterloo motel evacuated for gas leak

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Fire crews were still on the scene late Tuesday night after a gas leak at Pine Tree Motel on La Porte Road in Waterloo.

Officials say a van ran into the building around 6 p.m., causing the leak.  The motel had to be evacuated.  The American Red Cross is assisting nine people with lodging.

Police say the driver was Lionel Clark of Cedar Falls.

They say Clark had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. He allegedly hit her, jumped into her van and hit the motel.

Clark is charged with simple assault, drunken driving and operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent.

He is in the Black Hawk County Jail.

Online producer:  Jenn Jarvis

 

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