Man Facing DUI Charge After Crashing Van Into Restaurant

Providence Restaurant Van Crash
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A Scituate, Massachusetts, driver faces a DUI charge after a plumbing company van smashed into the side of a Providence, Rhode Island, restaurant. 

Police say a van belonging to Statewide Plumbing & Heating Inc. crashed into several parked cars before plowing into the entrance of El Chapin Restaurant at about 6 p.m. Monday. Several people, including children, were inside the building at the time but none was hurt. 

Officials say 56-year-old Michael Ducharme was found unconscious behind the wheel of the van and given a dose of naloxone, an overdose reversal drug. 

Officials say he wasn't seriously hurt. 

Firefighters installed wooden supports to keep the structure from collapsing. 

Ducharme is charged with driving under the influence and refusal to give blood.

It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

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