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Drunk Driver Destroys Paris Gibson Square Sign

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GREAT FALLS - Police responded to a crash at the Paris Gibson Museum of Art early Sunday morning. Nearby residents heard a loud crash around 2 a.m. and contacted authorities. Police say, Kaleo Babb, 27, was driving under the influence when he struck the PGMA’s sign on the northwest side. Babb was arrested and is being charged with D.U.I, careless driving, failure to carry proof of insurance, improper use of an electronic device and a seatbelt violation.

Now, Museum Executive Director Tracy Houck and her staff are left to pick up the pieces as well as a hefty bill to replace not only the sign but also the foundation.

“We're looking at more than $5,000 to replace it and so unfortunately it was determined that the foundation on the sign was also cracked and so it will have to be completely rebuilt,” Houck said.

While, the sign is a complete loss, Houck is just thankful no nearby residents or pedestrians were harmed. The museum has no direct fundraisers lined up to replace the sign, but hopes to have a new sign up by the end of summer.

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