DENVER (CBS4)– An SUV crashed into a market off Colfax Avenue Tuesday afternoon and police arrested the driver.

Fortunately no one was injured according to a tweet by Denver Police.

The vehicle slammed through Marczyks Fine Foods at East Colfax Avenue and Fairfax Street.

The SUV also struck a power pole which caused some concern.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“We have a telephone pole that’s down and that’s a concern that it might pop. That could be a problem,” said Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

The SUV driver was taken into custody because investigators believe he was under the influence of drugs.

Witnesses told CBS4 the driver was very combative when he was taken into custody and telling officers that he was “sick.”

Marczyk’s was evaluated for structural damage before crews removed the SUV.

“It was an incredibly explosive entry into our store … there was just glass everywhere. We have the crew cleaning it up. It was a real mess … it was a bad accident. There was some structural damage to the building. Nobody was hurt; miraculously nobody was hurt,” store owner Pete Marczyk said.

The driver being arrested (credit: CBS)

The driver being arrested (credit: CBS)

The driver has not been identified.

Investigators will examine surveillance video from surrounding businesses to try to figure out what led up to the crash.


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