Car crashes into patio outside Saxby's Coffee

Driver was detained for DUI

· October 24, 2012, 12:34 am

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Christine Chen | DP

A Chevrolet Sintra crashed into the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee at 40th and Locust streets at around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night. The driver was detained for a DUI.


A Chevrolet Sintra crashed into the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee at the 40th and Locust street intersection at approximately 11:45 p.m. Tuesday evening.

University Police Sergeant Lawrence Salotti confirmed that the driver has been detained for a DUI. Salotti also confirmed that the driver sustained no injuries.

College junior and Daily Pennsylvanian contributing writer Brian Mund was walking down 40th Street when he saw a car turning at high speed and crash into the patio of Saxby’s Coffee. “There was a guy running around and being chased down the block by police,” he said.

College senior Claire Fahri, who lives at 4041 Locust St., heard loud tire screeches followed by a thud at around 11:45 p.m. She opened her front door and saw a police car come down Locust and turn onto Irving Street, between Saxby’s Coffee and Keswick Bike Store.

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