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Car crashes into building, 20-year-old men allegedly driving under the influence

Posted at 7:29 AM, Feb 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-01 09:36:55-05

SALT LAKE CITY – One man is in custody and another has been cited after crashing a car into a building overnight.

Officers said the crashed happened at about 2:30 a.m. near 900 E. 1300 S.

According to police, a 20-year-old driver and a 20-year-old passenger were both under the influence of alcohol.

They were driving southbound on 900 E. at a high rate of speed and turned eastbound onto 1300 S.

That’s when they lost control, slamming into the Elephant Exchange Boutique.

“In addition to the damage they’ll be covering on the car and the building, several thousand there, DUIs run probably $10,000 or more,” Lt. Dave Cracroft said.

Residents living in the apartments above the boutique say the crash woke them up.

Officers arrested the driver and cited the passenger.