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Car plows into Santa Fe Springs building; driver arrested

A suspected drunk driver slammed into a building in Santa Fe Springs early Friday morning.
January 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspected drunk driver slammed into a building in Santa Fe Springs Friday, putting the safety of the structure in question.

A man drove his Toyota right into the front entrance of the business on Leffingwell Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Inspectors were on scene to try and determine if the building was structurally sound.

Gregory Brooks, who works in the building, said he and his co-worker were stunned by the impact.

"It sounded like a train went through the building. I mean, it really shook," described Brooks. "We went out the side and came through the side door, we saw that there was a tail end of a car. So right away, I went to call 911 and my co-worker went to see if the driver was OK."

Fortunately, no one was hurt - not even the driver.

"The guy looked like he was drunk. He really didn't say anything. I believe he was still shocked," Brooks said.

The driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. His identity was not immediately released.


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