Clerk unhurt as car drives into Mesa hotel lobby - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

Clerk unhurt as car drives into Mesa hotel lobby

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 11:30 am | Updated: 11:44 am, Mon Jan 6, 2014.

A hotel clerk working behind the reception desk was unhurt when a car smashed through a wall and into the lobby.

Mesa police say the incident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. when the driver of a vehicle crashed into the lobby of the Travelodge Suites near Greenfield Road and Main Street. The allegedly impaired driver drove away in the badly damaged car after the accident but was taken into custody a few blocks away. 

The man's identity wasn't released.

Hotel owner Darik Shah says the driver backed up, hit a pillar and then drove off. contributed to this report.

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