A drunk driver is blamed for crashing into the Union Gap’s brand new statue on Valley Mall Boulevard early Friday morning. The driver took off, but was arrested nearby. There is also damage to the sign for the new Cabela’s says Jorey Schooler, manager of the store.

Estimates are being done to find out the cost to repair the steel, cinder blocks, and rock work that was destroyed. Police say the driver will be charged with a DUI and hit-and-run.