Bucks County

School Opens After Suspected DWI Driver Crashed Into Classroom

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A suspected drunken driver crashed into a Bucks County school overnight, police said, leaving a hole in the wall of a classroom, but not doing enough damage to close school.

The driver slammed into the brick façade of Lenape Middle School on West State Street in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, a public safety officer and the school said.

The suspected intoxicated driver suffered minor injuries, police said. No other injuries were reported.

By the time an NBC crew got to the scene early Thursday, a gaping hole could be seen in the bricks outside a classroom. People could be seen inside the classroom working overnight.

Police said that the classroom would be closed Thursday, but they expected the school to open.

The Central Bucks School District school later confirmed that students would be in the building Thursday:

"Upon inspection of the property, our facilities and emergency management personnel have determined that the damage has not impacted the structural integrity of the building, and therefore school will open on time and classes will be held as usual," a message on the school's website said. "Any necessary change to the building schedule will be communicated directly to the affected students and staff."

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