Alleged drunk driver slams into art gallery; no injuries
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A man accused of being drunk, painted a destructive picture in Little Havana.
His car smashed into an art gallery, destroying everything in its path, Monday afternoon.
It happened at the Galeria Adelmo, near Southwest 11th Avenue and Sixth Street. "The car came to the end of gallery," said gallery owner Antonio Del Moral. "However, there was police in the surroundings and heard the impact. When the guy tried to get out of gallery, the police caught him and put him in jail."
The crash left paintings scattered among the ruins. Fifteen pieces in all were damaged. The owner said the sight of his damaged store put him in tears. "I'm thankful that the police was able to catch the guy cuz he was totally drunk," Del Moral said.
After being in business for three years, the gallery will have to be closed for at least three months.
The owner said he does not know the total value of the loss and repairs.
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