Drunken Driver Plows Into Landmark Bucks County Tavern: Police

Police say a man was driving carelessly, too fast and too drunk when he crashed his pickup into a landmark Pennsylvania tavern.

Yardley police have charged 22-year-old Joey Buchter, of Stevens, Lancaster County, in Tuesday night's crash at the Continental Tavern.

The building tavern dates to 1860, a year before the Civil War. It once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad used to lead slaves to freedom and likely operated as a speakeasy during Prohibition in the early 20th century.

The crash damaged the porch. The owners hope to have it repaired in time for St. Patrick's Day.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Buchter who faces a preliminary hearing April 25 on charges including drunken driving, reckless endangerment, speeding and careless driving. [[415714273, C]]

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