Driver charged after SUV strikes, enters Henderson bar

Published: Aug. 9, 2023 at 11:19 AM EDT
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HENDERSON, New York (WWNY) - The driver was arrested after an SUV struck and entered a bar on Route 3 early Wednesday morning, according to state police.

The call came in at 2:30 AM.

A 2022 Jeep Cherokee, operated by Stephanie R. Pittavino, 35, from Sackets Harbor began to back up from a parking spot at a high rate of speed and struck the side of the restaurant, driving through the outside wall, state police said.

Pittavino then drove forward, again at a high rate of speed, out of the restaurant, driving through the lawn, and striking a tree about 50 yards away, police said.

The crash left a six foot by eight foot hole in the wall, according to the fire department.

Pittavino was not injured in the crash. She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor.