Two Injured as Driver Plows into a Coffee Shop
Two customers were seriously injured at a Starbucks Coffee shop in Eagan Monday when a driver left the road and plowed over the patio and through the window of the store. The driver was arrested by police on suspicion of criminal operation of a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Star Tribune reports that 30-year-old Macy L. Olson of Eagan and 29-year-old Stanton M. Baldwin from West St. Paul were being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Both were sitting on the patio. The incident occurred around 9 pm Monday, August 19.
Police detained 44-year-old Ihar Daniliuk of Eagan. Officers were quoted in a statement saying they "believed him to be under the influence" of alcohol. The suspect was driving an SUV that jumped a curb, went through the patio and crashed through a window.
Indications were that no structural damage occurred to the building and that it would reopen for business this week.