A bartender in Salem, Oregon denied service to a man because he was already exceedingly drunk. The man then went back to his car, started it up and then drove it into the bar, the Triangle Inn. Fortunately only one person suffered minor injuries.
Daniel Leonard Wise, 29, who was arrested at the Triangle Inn in Salem, Oregon, at 12.30am on Wednesday faces numerous charges including driving under the influence and criminal mischief, KPTV reported.
Surveillance footage from the Triangle Inn shows the moment Wise’s Subaru Forester smashed through the wall and headed straight for the patrons sitting at the bar.
Wise was denied service at the Triangle Inn, according to police. He walked out after midnight, only to smash his car straight through the establishment moments later.
He was not injured in the crash, and patrons scrambled to help him out of the car.
One person sustained minor injuries, and was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
Bartender Ayla Rodriguez told KPTV: ‘I had just poured a couple of drinks for some people and I was walking this way, and next thing you know you hear a loud boom.’
Wise was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, and eight counts of recklessly endangering another person.
Additional charges include first-degree criminal mischief and a felony charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver involved in an injury accident.
Police did not offer an estimate for the damage, and an investigation is ongoing.
The bar had three “No Parking” signs in the establishment.