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    Brea woman arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing into smoke shop
    • October 20, 2023

    A 56-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of a DUI after she drove through the entrance of a smoke shop in Brea, smashing into merchandise displays and leaving at least two people injured, police and a witness said.

    Around 4:39 p.m., police responded to a report of a BMW sedan that slammed into Tobacco Buzz at 860 W. Imperial Highway.

    Security footage shared by freelance videographer OnScene TV shows at least three people inside the store, including a customer who walked in seconds before the woman drove through the front entrance, with the car stopping well inside the shop.

    In an interview with OnScene TV, store employee Ansh Seth said he was behind the register when he heard glass cracking and, at a moment’s notice, felt a pile of items fall on top of him.

    “I didn’t realize I was hurt until the adrenal went down,” Seth said.

    He said a friend of his, who was helping fix a light at the store entrance, received a leg injury and was hospitalized.

    There was no word on whether the driver, a Brea resident, was injured.

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    ​ Orange County Register