VIDEO: 3 badly injured after suspected DUI driver crashes into Florida church: police

Three people are hospitalized after an alleged drunk driver crashed into a church in the Florida Panhandle early Saturday morning, according to police. 

Paul Carroll, 38, was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail on a charge of DUI resulting in an accident with serious bodily injury, authorities said. 


Shortly after midnight, officers responded to the intersection of James Lee Boulevard and North Ferdon Boulevard after a vehicle drove through the front of the First Presbyterian Church of Crestview.

Officers and fire rescue worked together to remove the vehicle's four occupants. Three of them were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said. 

The driver, who refused treatment was arrested without incident.

Police shared surveillance video of the crash on social media as a reminder to the public to never drink and drive.