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DUI Driver Crashes U-Haul Truck Into Northern Liberties Brewery: Police

NBC10 obtained surveillance video of the crash.

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    (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A suspected DUI driver was arrested after police say he crashed a U-Haul truck into a brewery in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

    The 41-year-old man was driving the U-Haul truck the wrong way on N. 2nd Street shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of the vehicle, ran over a bike, scraped against cars and crashed into the entrance of the Urban Village Brewery Company on the 1000 block of N. 2nd Street, investigators said. Surveillance video from inside the business shows a woman barely escaping as the vehicle crashes through.

    Caught on Cam: U-Haul Truck Crashes Through Brewery in Northern LibertiesCaught on Cam: U-Haul Truck Crashes Through Brewery in Northern Liberties

    A driver was arrested and charged with DUI after his U-Haul truck crashed through a brewery in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. The crash was captured on surveillance video.

    (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    "Sitting there having a conversation, next thing you know a U-Haul truck comes crashing through the front window," Tom Revelli, the co-owner of Urban Village Brewery Company, said.

    Cellphone video appears to show the driver get out of the U-Haul truck and flee after the crash. 

    "He stopped over there and I think he was just in shock and he was jumping up and down," Kevin Ramirez, a witness, told NBC10. "He's talking about his leg. He's like, 'My leg! My leg!'"

    The man was treated for a leg injury at Hahnemann Hospital. He was then arrested and charged with driving under the influence. No one else was hurt during the incident.

    Workers at Urban Village cleaned up the mess and managed to reopen Wednesday.

    "We're actually getting a vinyl on the opposite side with the U-Haul truck crashing through the window with our logo saying, 'Sorry for our appearance,'" Revelli joked.

    Revelli says the brewery has only been open for a few weeks and it will take a month before the glass window is replaced.