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Woman Who Crashed Into New Britain Barber Shop Was Intoxicated: Police

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A woman has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a barber shop in New Britain early Thursday morning, according to police.

Police identified the driver as 39-year-old Veronica Melendez, of New Britain.

They said she was driving on West Main Street when she went off the road and crashed into Blade Masters Barbershop around 2 a.m. The barber shop was closed at the time.

Police said Melendez was intoxicated and she has been charged with driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle under suspension and traveling in improper lane.

The New Britain Fire Department found the structure of the building to be OK and the vehicle was removed and towed away.

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