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Minivan crashes into furniture store; driver accused of DUI

November 21, 2011 |  7:29 am

Van into furniture store in Bell
A 27-year-old man accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alchohol swerved off the road and crashed a minivan into a furniture store in Bell, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was driving east on Gage Avenue in a white Chevrolet Astro at about 10 p.m. Sunday when the van slammed into Pacific Furniture, Bell police said.

A 36-year-old man who was a passenger in the minivan had to be extracted from the vehicle and was taken to a hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.

The driver was arrested and was being held on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.

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Photo: The Chevrolet Astro minivan after it crashed into a furniture store in Bell. Credit: KTLA-TV

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