PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Punta Gorda Police Officers arrested 68-year-old Daniel Anthony Bindl for Driving Under the Influence after he crashed his van into an empty retail store in the Colonial Burnt Store Promenade Plaza this morning.

Officers responded to 3941 Tamiami Trail, unit 3165 around 10:30 a.m. today and found a white Ford van had crashed into the rear of the building.

A witness observed Bindl removing empty wine bottles from his vehicle and throwing them into a near-by dumpster.

Bindl unsuccessfully completing field sobriety exercises.