JAY — A Minot man told police he fell asleep at the wheel Tuesday night and his car went through the new Jay Historical Society Museum beside Route 4, police Chief Larry White Sr. said. No one was injured.

When Cpl. Jeffrey Fournier responded to the 10:53 p.m. call, Shaun Sirois, 33, was standing outside the building at the top of Jay Hill, White said.

Sirois was driving south when his Subaru Forester crossed into the northbound lane, left the road, went in front of the Jay Fire Museum and struck the society’s new building, the chief said. The car struck the corner of the building, just missing a propane tank, went through the exterior and interior walls and partially exited on the other side.

There is significant damage, he said. The electrical meter box was severed.

Jay firefighters assisted at the scene.

The new building was built after a vehicle struck the society’s garage that was in the same vicinity.

The society’s main house was not damaged.

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