Employees and patrons of the new Dunkin Donuts on South Main Street in Newport felt a shake up Sunday morning, as a teenage girl learning to drive with her father crashed into the building with her vehicle.
According to Newport police, an unlicensed 16-year-old girl struck the building shortly after 10 o’clock Sunday morning while driving a 2002 Chevrolet SUV accompanied by her father.
Police say the vehicle crashed into a set of doors near the main entrance, and also caused structural damage to brickwork at the front of the building.
The SUV – which sustained front-end damage and was able to be driven from the scene – also drove over a sidewalk east of South Main Street before crashing into the building. Police did not have an estimate into the amount of damage caused to the building, and said no charges are pending at this time.
No injuries were reported.