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Driver crashes into Lyndonville liquor store

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – The front wall of Sixes and Sevens Spirits was damaged last night after a car crashed into the building at 2 North Main St. in Lyndonville.

LYNDONVILLE – A hit-and-run driver caused significant damage last night to the Sixes and Sevens Spirits liquor store in Lyndonville.

Business owner Julie Caleb isn’t able to open the store today after the front windows and wall were smashed by a car. The vehicle also snapped a supporting beam at the building, 2 North Main St.

“We’re trying to clean up and we hope to open back up tomorrow,” Caleb said this morning.

The driver crashed through the store at 9:49 p.m., and then backed out of the building and took off. Orleans Hub is awaiting a police report from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. Caleb said someone was arrested for the crime.

She opened the business on June 28. The store was a dream come true for Caleb, a Medina native who had been working as an office administrator, first for an insurance company in Virginia and then for a fertilizer business in Knowlesville.

Caleb said the incident could have been tragic. The driver smashed through the front of the store where she normally sits by the counter.

“If I had been sitting there I wouldn’t be talking to you,” she said.

A hub cap and the grill from the vehicle were found inside the store.