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Driver accused of DUI crashes into Prohibition Gastropub; restaurant quickly reopens

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

After a man accused of driving under the influence crashed into a wall at Prohibition Gastropub early Thursday morning, the restaurant scrambled to reopen by dinner time that night. (Spokane Police Department)
After a man accused of driving under the influence crashed into a wall at Prohibition Gastropub early Thursday morning, the restaurant scrambled to reopen by dinner time that night. (Spokane Police Department)

After a man accused of driving under the influence crashed into a wall at Prohibition Gastropub early Thursday morning, the restaurant scrambled to reopen by dinner time that night.

The crash damaged a power pole and one corner of the restaurant, revealing insulation, according to photos from the Spokane Police Department and the restaurant. No one was hurt during the crash, according to the restaurant.

The driver, Harold Rose, 39, was cited for DUI, according to Spokane police Sgt. Teresa Fuller.

Restaurant managers had to assess the damage before determining if they could reopen Thursday, according to a Facebook post. Photos the restaurant posted to Facebook Thursday afternoon showed plywood covering damage to the exterior.

“By nothing short of a small miracle, and the help of Servpro Industries, LLC, Coffman Engineering, Avista Utilities, Comcast, City of Spokane Police Department, City of Spokane Fire Department and everyone who pitched in, we are able to open for dinner,” Prohibition Gastropub wrote on Facebook.

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