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PHOTOS: SUV crashes through Chelan store

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23-year-old Justyn Corter of Chelan drove his SUV through Pat and Mike's on Wednesday 23-year-old Justyn Corter of Chelan drove his SUV through Pat and Mike's on Wednesday
23-year-old Justyn Corter of Chelan drove his SUV through Pat and Mike's on Wednesday 23-year-old Justyn Corter of Chelan drove his SUV through Pat and Mike's on Wednesday
CHELAN, Wash. - Chelan County deputies were called to Pat and Mike's store in Chelan late Wednesday night after someone reported major damage to the wall of the building. The calling party believed someone drove through the store and then fled. 


When deputies arrived they found the SUV was actually still inside the store, along with the driver, 23-year-old Justyn Corter of Chelan. 


Deputies say Corter was northbound on Highway 97 when he left the roadway at Highway 971, missing guard rails and gas pumps, and then crashing into the store. Corter was treated and released at the hospital. Deputies say alcohol and cell phone operation were factors in the collision.


Deputies had to wait until daylight to two the vehicle out of the store due to concerns about the buildings structural integrity. 

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