Update: SUV Smashes Into Local Liquor Store, Causes $40,000 in Damage; Suspect Arrested

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

The Grand Junction Police Department says a man is in custody after he drove his SUV through the front of a local liquor store.

That crash happened around 8:30pm Sunday at the Country Club Liquors store located off Horizon Drive in the Safeway Shopping Center.

Officials say a man plowed his SUV through the front of the store, taking out doors and knocking over several shelves of alcohol. They say by the time officers arrived, he had backed up and driven off.

Officers say witnesses were able to provide police with a good description of the vehicle and one even followed the SUV as it fled the scene.

Police eventually caught up to the man in a field near the La Quinta Inn on Crossroads Blvd. Officials say he appeared to be intoxicated. The man was arrested on suspicion of DUI and charges of hit and run and criminal mischief. His name has not been released at this time.

Officials are estimating damage to the store at $40,000. Officers say when they walked inside, there was about an inch of liquid covering the floor.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 57617897 - nbc11news.com/a?a=57617897
Gray Television, Inc.