Impaired Driver Crashes Into Fast Mart in Suffield: Police

A driver who appeared to be under the influence crashed into the Fast Mart in Suffield Monday afternoon and a clerk who was inside the store was taken to the hospital.

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded to the Fast Mart on East Street North, or Route 159, at Thompsonville Road.

The driver refused medical treatment and police said the driver was given standard field sobriety tests and did not perform them to standards.

The driver, who has not been identified, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, as well as other motor vehicle violations.

The clerk’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The building was temporarily closed while the staff made repairs and got the building operational again.

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