On Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, at approximately 6:20 pm, Newport Police officers were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash, where a vehicle crashed into Hoover’s Bar and Grill in South Beach.
Officers arrived on scene and located a white 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, with heavy front end damage, was partially imbedded into the southwest corner of the building.
The driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, 26-year-old Alexander Price of Newport, was uninjured in the crash. No patrons of the building were injured.
Investigation into the cause of the crash found that Price had fallen asleep while driving northbound on Highway 101 near SE Ferry Slip Road. Price’s vehicle slowly drifted off of the highway and jumped over a raised curb before crashing into the building. The southwest corner of the building sustained significant damage.
Price was cited for Careless driving.