Vehicle crash destroys Owings strip mall; driver arrested

- Authorities say they have arrested the driver of a vehicle who crashed into a flower shop at a strip mall in Calvert County.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. at the Bright Center West strip mall on Southern Maryland Boulevard in Owings.

Officers say the vehicle caught fire after the crash and that several business in the strip mall, including Floral Expressions, Owings Cleaners, Andy Nails, and Tax Depot, were badly damaged. Three firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Vincent Troy, was arrested and faces DUI / DWI charges.

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